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Freddie Gray verdict: Officer Edward Nero not guilty

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 Cinnamon    14,451

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/23/us/freddie-gray-trial-officer-edward-nero/

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 Edward Nero sobbed upon hearing not guilty verdict in Freddie Gray case

Nero found not guilty of all charges in Gray case, including 2nd-degree intentional assault

Gray's April 19, 2015, death became a symbol of the black community's distrust of police

Baltimore (CNN)Perhaps no one found Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero's not-guilty verdict Monday so surprising.

But to hear the families of Nero and of Freddie Gray, the young black man who Nero was accused of assaulting, both lauding the judge who handed down the decision? Surely no one saw that coming.

While Nero released a statement saying he and his family were "elated" with the ruling, Gray family attorney Billy Murphy, too, applauded the decision, saying, "You can't convict people unless you know the evidence," and that Judge Barry Williams had followed the law as he saw it.

After a bench trial, Williams found Nero not guilty of all charges in connection with Gray's death last year.

Williams took 20 minutes to read the decision to a packed courtroom and near-capacity overflow room. Wearing a dark, three-piece suit and tie, Nero nodded as Williams said there was no evidence to support each individual charge and tilted his head back in relief after the judge read the verdict. He then put his head down and sobbed

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 Cinnamon    14,451

There are more trials coming up, 6 were charged at first. I don't know what's going on with the other 5. It might be in that novel cnn managed to write so fast that I posted. 

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