Trial resumes for Ofc. Edward Nero

Posted at 7:33 AM, May 13, 2016

The trial resumes Friday for Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero. 

Edward Bailey, a 20-year Baltimore Police Department veteran and member of the inspections unit, took the stand Thursday as the state's sixth witness in the trial of Officer Edward Nero, who faces assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges stemming from the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray.

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Bailey testified Thursday that he was responsible for generating reports about whether prisoners are buckled in during police transport. He testified that in 2014, he audited 18 wagons, two from each police district, and found that only one, from the Northwestern District, failed the test.

But Bailey also said that it is the wagon driver's responsibility to make sure the prisoner is secured during transport.

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Gray died April 19, a week after his neck was broken in the back of a police transport van. He was handcuffed with his legs shackled, but was not buckled into a seat belt.

ABC2 News contributed to this report.

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