While discussing recent deadly attacks against police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke stopped to offer some “good news” onstage at the Republican National Convention on Monday: A Baltimore officer charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Freddie Gray had been acquitted.
According to a police report obtained by the Guardian, Brian Rice, the most senior Baltimore police officer charged over the death of Freddie Gray, used his position as a lieutenant in the Baltimore Police Department to demand that police in a nearby city arrest his ex-girlfriend’s husband. Earlier reports indicate that Rice had previously threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend and her husband and to commit suicide.
One of the police officers accused of killing Freddie Gray reportedly threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend two years ago, according to court documents obtained by the Guardian. Lt. Brian Rice, who, the report claims, also has also allegedly threatened to commit suicide, was reportedly disciplined internally for the threats and twice had his guns confiscated.