Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted today for charges related to his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. It's the first verdict in the case involving Gray, who died of a severe spinal cord injury sustained while he was in police custody.
Prosecutors had raised a key legal question: If a police officer arrests someone without probable cause, should that officer face charges? Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with NPR reporter Eyder Peralta about the verdict.
This segment aired on May 23, 2016.