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4th day of trial for officer in Gray case wraps

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Posted at 6:21 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 19:13:14-04

The fourth day of testimony in the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray has ended.

Officer Edward Nero is charged with assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. His trial began Thursday.

The first full day of defense testimony wrapped up Tuesday afternoon. Attorneys for Nero expect to finish their case Wednesday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys will present closing arguments Thursday.

Prosecutors say Nero unlawfully arrested Gray, who died a week after suffering a spinal injury in the back of a police van. They also say he was negligent when he didn't strap the man, who was in handcuffs and shackles, into a seat belt.

Nero's attorney says he didn't arrest Gray, and that it is the van driver's responsibility to belt prisoners