Freddie Gray Acquitted Officer To Receive back-pay
The police officer acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray will likely receive a huge amount in back pay, NBC News reports.
Lt. Brian S. Rice, Baltimore’s highest ranking officer, is set to collect a payment of approximately $127, 000. The payday represents the amount of salary that Rice would’ve received for the period of May 1, 2015 through July 18, 2015.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the back pay will more than likely be approved, unless it is protested. Prosecutors strongly believe that it’s not expected to happen.
Last month, Rice was found not guilty in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year old Black man who sustained fatal neck injuries in a police van in April 2015. He was charged with manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct.
Prosecutors acquitted three other officers involved and dropped all charges against the remaining two. Five of six of those officers are suing Mosby for false arrest, defamation, false imprisonment and violation of constitutional rights.
In July, Baltimore’s Board of Estimates approved $88,000 in back pay for Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the police van’s driver.