The Latest: Lawyers clash over Lt. role in Gray’s death

BALTIMORE – The Latest on the Baltimore police lieutenant is facing administrative charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a deadly injury to the police (all times are local):

1:25 pm

Lawyers began to clash about a Baltimore police lieutenant role in the arrest of a black man who later died in custody.

Lt. Brian Rice was the top Baltimore police officer who responded to the arrest of Freddie Gray in 2015. Rice the hearing began Monday for a police disciplinary board.

Neil Duke, a police department lawyer, said in opening statements that the Rice is not fulfilling his responsibility. Gray died from a spinal cord injury he suffered in a police van.

But Michael Davey, Rice’s lawyer says that the police failed to provide the proper equipment and training for the transport of non-cooperative or combative detainees in police vans.

Rice was acquitted of criminal charges last year in the case.


12:45 pm

The highest-ranking officer involved in the arrest of a black man who was fatally injured in a police van for a police disciplinary board in Baltimore.

Lt. Brian Rice will appear Monday for a three-member of the administrative commission, which is investigating whether he broke department rules for his role in the arrest and transport of Freddie Gray, who died a week after the arrest of a spinal cord injury in April 2015, where riots in Baltimore.

The panel will then decide whether to fire or otherwise discipline Rice.

Last week, a board of directors, was an Officer of Caesar Goodson not guilty of 21 charges. Goodson was the director.

Rice was acquitted in a criminal trial last year.

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