Police Officer Testifies During Trial of His Fellow Officer in Freddie Gray Case

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Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero.
Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero.

A second Baltimore police officer accused in the Freddie Gray case took the stand during Officer Edward Nero’s trial in the Freddie Gray case on Monday.

According to Fox Baltimore, Officer Garrett Miller said he and Nero chased Gray on foot in West Baltimore last April, then arrested him. Miller said the duo were not told why they were chasing Gray by Lt. Brian Rice. Miller said Gray was not combative, and Nero did not cuff Gray.

Miller’s testimony was the result of a long winter of legal wrangling over whether the other accused officers would be allowed to testify in the case. In allowing the state to call him as a witness, Miller was granted immunity that prohibits prosecutors from using anything he says against him in his own trial.

The prosecution rested its case in Nero’s trial following Miller’s testimony on Monday afternoon. Nero, whose fate will be decided by Judge Barry Williams instead of a jury, is charged with assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment.

 



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