Mayor Rawlings-Blake Reacts to Lt. Rice Not Guilty Decision

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Today Judge Barry G. Williams found Lt. Brian Rice not guilty of all criminal charges. Lt. Rice is the highest ranking officer charged in the Freddie Gray case. He was facing involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Now that the criminal case has come to an end, Lt. Rice will face an administrative review by the Police Department. This has been a very difficult time for our city and I thank the community for their patience during this time and ask their continued respect for the judicial process as we move forward.