In a Baltimore court today, police officer Edward Nero was acquitted of all charges held against him in the killing of 25 year old Freddie Gray.
Gray was arrested back on April 12th 2015 after a group of officers patrolling the area spotted Gray walking through a neighborhood.
Bystanders that were in the area at the time of the arrest took video recordings of the arrest.
The video shows Gray being forced to the ground, screaming in pain and being forcibly dragged into the back of a police transport van.
Further reports indicate Gray was handcuffed and shackled in the van but was not securely restrained by a seat belt.
According to a police timeline and security camera footage, the police vehicle made four unscheduled stops before arriving at Baltimore’s West District Police Station.
It is alleged that the group of accused officers drove the van erratically in order to inflict harm on Gray.
Upon their arrival at the station, paramedics were called to treat Gray who was apparently unconscious in the back of the transport van.
The 25 year old would be taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.
The charges officer Nero faced would have resulted in a combined 15 year prison sentence.
The other officers involved in the case are to tried in court at a later date.