- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore police officer who was acquitted in the high-profile death of a 25-year-old black man recently told his supervisors that he witnessed officers from a neighboring county kicking and punching a suspect.

Edward Nero was the first of six officers charged in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray to be tried and acquitted. The Baltimore Sun (https://bsun.md/2pmGiCP) reports that Nero notified supervisors in January that he saw two Baltimore County officers abusing a suspect.

Nero was flying with a helicopter unit and assisting an auto theft task force pursing a stolen car when he saw officers kicking and punching a man who’d just been arrested.

Officer Christopher Spivey was charged with second-degree assault stemming from the incident. An attorney for the officer says he did nothing wrong.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com

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