Baltimore Police Officer Alicia White, Charged in Freddie Gray Case, Becomes the First to Speak Out

Alicia White was used to smiles in her native West Baltimore, but she was also getting stares. Sometimes strangers would come right up and ask.

“Are you that officer?”

To some, she’d demur. Other times the 30-year-old would acknowledge, yes — I’m the female officer charged in Freddie Gray‘s death.

No one ever asked if she was guilty. Those close to her believe she couldn’t possibly be culpable. But many in the city may never forgive her.