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Judge Acquits Highest Ranking Officer Accused in Freddie Gray Case

A Baltimore judge has acquitted the highest-ranking police officer charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray who died in April 2015 in the back of a police van.   The case against police officer Brian Rice focused on the question of whether he should have put a seat belt on Freddie Gray, who suffered a spinal injury during the van ride. Prosecutors argue the decision by Rice not to secure Gray was an intentional act and should be considered criminal. Defense lawyers say...

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