A Baltimore City judge acquitted officer Edward Nero Monday of all charges related to Freddie Gray’s death.
Gray died on April 19th last year from a devastating spinal injury likely incurred a week earlier while being transported in a West Baltimore police wagon.
Nero was one of six officers allegedly involved and had and been charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
Five officers still face charges.
Bryan is a freelance political journalist who has extensive experience covering Congress and Maryland state government.
His work includes coverage of the election of Donald Trump, the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and attorneys general William Barr and Jeff Sessions-as well as that of the Maryland General Assembly, Gov. Larry Hogan, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bryan has broken stories involving athletic and sexual assault scandals with the Baltimore Post-Examiner.
His original UMBC investigation gained international attention, was featured in People Magazine and he was interviewed by ABC’s “Good Morning America” and local radio stations. Bryan broke subsequent stories documenting UMBC’s omission of a sexual assault on their daily crime log and a federal investigation related to the university’s handling of an alleged sexual assault.