BALTIMORE – The Latest in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero, who faces charges stemming from the arrest and death of Freddie Gray (all times local):
Prosecutors called their 12th witness to the stand in the trial for a Baltimore police officer facing charges stemming from the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray.
Assistant medical examiner Carol Allan was the state's first witness of the week in the trial for Officer Edward Nero, which began Thursday. Allan conducted Gray's autopsy.
Allan spent only minutes on the stand — just long enough to enter into evidence a copy of the autopsy report over the objection of Nero's defense attorney.
Gray died April 19 of last year, a week after his neck was broken in the back of a police transport van while he was handcuffed and secured in leg irons, but not buckled into a seat belt. Six officers were charged in his death.
Prosecutors will likely rest their case Monday against an officer facing charges stemming from the arrest and subsequent death of a man who died after being injured in a police van and could call to the stand another officer charged in the case.
Officer Edward Nero is facing assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges stemming from Freddie Gray's arrest.
Gray died April 19 of last year, a week after his neck was broken in the back of a police transport van while he was in handcuffs and leg irons but left unrestrained by a seat belt.
Prosecutors have indicated they plan to call Officer Garrett Miller, who's awaiting trial on the same charges as Nero, to testify against him. Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams said prosecutors asked for three days to make their case. Nero's trial began Thursday.