Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice was reinstated Friday, shortly after his acquittal on administrative charges that he neglected police procedures during the arrest of Freddie Gray. The verdict absolves Rice once and for all, reports the Baltimore Sun.
“He simply wants to go home, hug his kids, kiss his wife, have a good holiday and really, honestly, try to get on with his life,” his attorney, Michael Davey, said.
The ruling by a three-member panel of police officers comes more than two years after Gray was severely injured in the back of a police van. Rice supervised Gray’s arrest and was cleared last year of criminal charges including manslaughter.