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    Edward Nero, a Baltimore police officer accused of assaulting Freddie Gray before his death last year, has waived his right to a jury trial and requested a judge decide the verdict, according to local media reports on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Nero’s is charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment, but is not accused in Gray’s death.

    "[Officer Edward] Nero trial will be decided by Judge [Barry] Williams. The Officer waives right to trial by jury. Trial begins Thursday," WJZ-TV reporter Mike Schuh tweeted.

    Five other Baltimore officers are charged in connection with Gray’s death. The 25-year-old African American man was arrested on April 12, 2015 and died one week later after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody.


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