BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he doesn’t see the point of moving forward with charges against three officers in the death of Freddie Gray, now that three other officers have been acquitted.
Matt Clark, a Hogan spokesman, said the governor responded to a question after the acquittal of Lt. Brian Rice on Monday. The Washington Post reported Hogan said: “It’s a waste of time and money,” adding “but that’s up to the court system to decide.”
Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams acquitted Rice in a bench trial. Williams also has acquitted Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson in separate bench trials. Officer William Porter’s trial ended in a hung jury in December. He will be re-tried later this year.
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