CRIME

Officer could take stand to testify in colleague's trial

  • Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow, left, and Deputy State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe, walk to the courthouse on Monday, May 16, 2016, for the trial of Officer Edward Nero, one of the Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow, left, and Deputy State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe, walk to the courthouse on Monday, May 16, 2016, for the trial of Officer Edward Nero, one of the Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In a Thursday, May 12, 2016 file photo, Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks outside of the courthouse on a lunch break during the beginning of his trial, in Baltimore Md. On Monday, May 16, 2016, the state rested its case against Nero, and a Baltimore judge  denied a request to acquit him. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

    FILE - In a Thursday, May 12, 2016 file photo, Officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks outside of the courthouse on a lunch break during the beginning of his trial, in Baltimore Md. On Monday, May 16, 2016, the state rested its case against Nero, and a Baltimore judge denied a request to acquit him. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)  (The Associated Press)

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.