Judge in Freddie Gray case: 'Critical' not to base any decision on public opinion, emotion
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A transcript of Judge Barry's William's decision to acquit Lt. Brian Rice in the Freddie Gray case was released Monday afternoon.
In announcing his not-guilty verdict at the end of the bench trial Judge Williams said, "At this time, and all times, it is critical for this court not to base any decision on public opinion or emotion."
Rice is the third of six officers charged in the case to be acquitted.
The full transcript of Judge Williams' decision is below:
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