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Demonstrators chant, 'No justice, no peace' outside the Mitchell Courthouse-West after Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on all charges against him related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray May 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. One of six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, Nero was found not by Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams in a bench trial.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Demonstrators chant, 'No justice, no peace' outside the Mitchell Courthouse-West after Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on all charges against him related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray May 23, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. One of six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, Nero was found not by Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams in a bench trial. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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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.

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This segment aired on May 23, 2016.

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