Baltimore's police union denounced administrative charges being brought against five of the six officers who were involved in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray, saying it would "do nothing more than perpetuate a police force hesitant to exercise judgment when interacting with the public," according to CBS Baltimore.
The statement comes after the five officers were cleared in the Freddie Gray Case and are now facing a new wave of charges from the police department.
Speaking publicly for the first time since the officers were informed of the charges, union president Lt. Gene Ryan reiterated his belief that the officers did nothing wrong.
"The allegations against the six police officers have been thoroughly litigated time and time again," Ryan said in a Tuesday statement. "All of the evidence has been presented to multiple fact finders who have decided that these officers did nothing wrong."
Ryan's remarks surfaced one day after the Baltimore Sun reported that three of the officers, Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, and Officer Caesar Goodson, face termination. Two other officers, Garrett Miller and Edward Nero, face five days suspension and loss of pay.
Officer William Porter is not facing any internal discipline.
“We have no reason to believe that the results of a fair trial board will be any different than the result of all 27 of the criminal counts which uniformly rejected any wrongdoing on the part of the officers," the statement added.
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