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Final arguments made in BPD officer Lt. Brian Rice's hearing

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Posted at 3:52 AM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 09:04:47-05

A police disciplinary board has heard closing arguments in a probe of the highest ranking Baltimore officer involved in the 2015 arrest of a 25-year-old black man who died from injuries he sustained in a police van.

Attorneys gave their closing arguments Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear when the three-member panel will issue a ruling.

Lt. Brian Rice was shift commander during the April 2015 arrest and van transport of Freddie Gray. Rice was acquitted in a criminal trial last year but still faced 10 charges before a police board.

The panel found Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty of 21 charges last week. Goodson was the van driver.

Gray died a week after he suffered a spinal cord injury in the van, setting off Baltimore's worst riots in decades.