Cell phone video shows Gray being arrested.
Cell phone video shows Gray being arrested.

Three of the Baltimore police officers who were charged, then cleared, in connection with the death of Freddie Gray received a tribute at a recent DC gala.

According to the Daily Beast, the conservative leaning Media Research Center honored Lieutenant Brian Rice and Officers Edward Nero and Garrett Miller at the black-tie affair. Rice and Nero were acquitted in the Gray case, and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped the remainder of charges prior to Miller’s trial.

Deneen Borelli, a frequent Fox News guest who spoke at the event, introduced the officers.

“No one apologized for ruining their lives. No one thanked them for their service or recognized their honor. Who will thank these officers?” he said, according to The Daily Beast. A standing ovation then ensued as the three officers took the stage. Miller said police “need your support…We’re losing officers at an incredible rate.”

The Media Research Center runs the blog NewsBusters. Its website says its goal is to “expose and neutralize the propaganda arm of the Left: the national news media.”

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.