Brian Rice Acquittal Wins Applause at Republican National Convention

The latest acquittal of a police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray won a round of applause on the floor of the Republican National Convention on Monday as a sheriff described the prosecution of Baltimore’s police officers as “malicious.”

Speaking to a prime time television audience, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke mentioned the “good news” out of Baltimore — the acquittal Monday of Lt. Brian Rice — and described Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby as an “activist” who undertook a “malicious” prosecution.