14 Tweets About Edward Nero's Freddie Gray Hearing That Let You Inside The Courtroom

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 12: Protestors gather outside the Baltimore City Circuit Court before Edward Nero, a Baltimore Police Officer who was involved in Freddie Gray's arrest, arrives for the start of his trial on May 12, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.The tiral will be the second trial related to the death of Freddie Gray who died while in police custody.The tiral will be the second trial related to the death of Freddie Gray who died while in police custody. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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On Monday, a Maryland judge will deliver a verdict on Edward Nero, one Baltimore police officer charged in Freddie Gray's death. The second of six officers to go to trial for the 25-year-old man's death in April 2015, Nero was charged with arresting Gray without justification and failing to secure him in the van headed to the police station, in which his neck was broken. Gray died a week later after lapsing into a coma and undergoing surgery. Tweets recapping the Gray hearing give an inside look into what evidence was provided against Nero and how his defense team argued his innocence.

The 30-year-old cop waived his right to a trial by jury, which is why Judge Barry Williams will decide the case's outcome. Nero was one of three officers who chased Gray on bikes and made the initial arrest after he ran away from the cops. He faces misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office, together potentially adding up to 15 years in prison. Nero is currently suspended from the force with pay as policy requires.

His trial lasted a week, with the prosecution calling 14 witnesses to testify and the defense calling seven. Both sides gave their closing statements Thursday, and have been patiently awaiting the verdict since then. Here are 14 tweets that explain what exactly went on in the courtroom.

On Who Took Gray Down

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/CNN/status/732327639151706112]

On The Knife

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/RectorSun/status/733043888202604548]

On Physical Contact

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/greta/status/732357511701893124]

On Who Arrested Gray

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/Reporterroblang/status/733312525513658373]

On Police Policy

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/BrianfromABC2/status/732950233320181761]
[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/BrianfromABC2/status/732950536383811584]
[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/BrianfromABC2/status/732951215076696065]

On Improper Training

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/justin_fenton/status/732644858352029697]

On Not Testifying

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/RectorSun/status/732964953251033088]

On The State's Case

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/BrianfromABC2/status/730768323860926464]

On Why The Arrest Was Illegal

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/Reporterroblang/status/733312845497171968]

On The High-Crime Area

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/RectorSun/status/732932013938909184]

On Video Evidence

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/BrianfromABC2/status/731136501581516802]

On Police Stops

[Twitter Embed: https://twitter.com/Reporterroblang/status/732599760402550786]

Nero's fate is in the hands of Judge Williams, who is set to deliver his verdict Monday morning.

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