FOP president calls on Mosby to drop charges in remaining Freddie Gray cases

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 17:32:14-05

The president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 in Baltimore urged State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to drop the charges against the remaining officers awaiting trial for the death of Freddie Gray. 

Officer Caesar Goodson, who was driving the police van in which Gray was fatally injured, was acquitted in a bench trial Thursday.

“As anticipated, the facts of this case speak for themselves," Ryan said during a press conference. 

Officer Edward Nero was also acquitted by Judge Barry Williams last month. 

Officer William Porter, whose case was heard by a jury last December, will have his second trial in September after his first trial ended in a hung jury. 

The trials of Sgt. Alicia White, Lt. Brian Rice and Officer Garrett Miller are still pending.

Ryan urged Mosby to reconsider her “malicious prosecution” against the other officers, and accused the office of playing politics, though he added later the FOP still has a good relationship with prosecutors.

"We must all come together to make Baltimore a safe place to live and work," Ryan said. 

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