From left, attorney Marc Zayon, Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero, and attorney Jason Silverstein, walk to Courthouse East before hearing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Baltimore. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
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A Baltimore police officer will be tried by a judge instead of a jury on charges stemming from the 2015 death of a black man in police custody, a Maryland judge ruled Tuesday.Officer Edward Nero, 30, is the second policeman to face trial in Baltimore City Circuit Court over the death of Freddie Gray from a neck injury suffered in a police transport van. Judge Barry Williams granted a request by Nero's lawyers to waive his right to a jury and have Williams decide it in a bench trial. Williams warned Nero that it was difficult to reverse his decision.The first trial over Gray's death, that of Officer William Porter, ended in a hung jury in December.
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