Highest-Ranking Officer Involved in #FreddieGray Case ‘Entitled’ to $127K in Back Pay

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After the failed prosecution of six Baltimore Police officers involved in the arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, Lt. Brian Rice will be the second officer to receive back pay because he was suspended without pay during the federal investigation.

Atlanta Black Star reported that Rice was acquitted of all charges  July 18, and the remaining three officers involved in the Gray case had their charges dropped on July 27.

According to ABC 2 News, the Baltimore City Board of Estimates  approved a payment of $126,916 to Lt. Brian Rice today, Aug. 10.

Rice was suspended without pay from May 1, 2015 to July 18 when he was acquitted. His pay has been approved, but Rice still faces an administrative review.

Last month, Officer Caesar Goodson, the driver of the van on the day Gray was arrested, received back pay totaling $88,000.

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