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Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Death To Oversee Misconduct Cases

Captain Alicia White, one of the six police officers charged after the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, has been tapped to oversee the Baltimore Police Department's Public Integrity Bureau, a unit that handles misconduct investigation, NPR reports. White's move from the department's Anti-Crime Section/Gun Violence Unit to the Public Integrity Bureau went into effect on Feb. 11. She is one of two commanders who will oversee complaints filed by the public against officers within the Baltimore Police Department, according to The Baltimore Banner, which first reported the news of her command change.

The former lieutenant was promoted to the rank of captain in August 2022. But in 2015, White was one of six officers charged in connection with the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Black man who sustained severe injuries while in police custody on April 12, 2015; he died a week later; the official autopsy report said he suffered a single "high-energy injury" to his neck and spine. All six officers involved in Gray's death eventually returned to the department once internal investigations were finished. Three were acquitted at trial and then prosecutors dropped the remaining charges against all six officers. White had faced charges of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct. "I still believe that, when I went to work that day, I did everything that I was trained to do," White told The Baltimore Sun. "Unfortunately, that day someone lost their life. But I feel like everything I was trained to do, I did."


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