BALTIMORE (AP) – Baltimore’s police commissioner is commending residents for remaining peaceful in the wake of another officer’s acquittal in the Freddie Gray case.
Commissioner Kevin Davis said he’s pleased by the peaceful way Baltimore residents are expressing “their diverse opinions” in reaction to Wednesday’s verdict.
The officer who was acquitted, Cesar Goodson, had been driving the van carrying Gray when the young man suffered a neck injury. Gray’s death last year set off the city’s worst riots in decades.
Davis said the police department has changed since then and will continue to adopt practices “consistent with the expectations” of the community.
His statement says he believes residents will continue to act in a way that represents “the very best of Baltimore.”