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Panel to OK $127K Back Pay for Acquitted Baltimore Officer



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    In this handout photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department, Lt. Brian Rice poses for a mug shot on May 1, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Porter was one of six officers arrested in connection with the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.

    A Baltimore police officer acquitted in the death of a black man who suffered a broken neck in a police van is set to receive nearly $127,000 in back pay. 

    The city's Board of Estimates is scheduled to authorize the payment to Lt. Brian Rice, who was acquitted last month of manslaughter, misconduct and other charges in Freddie Gray's 2015 death, which sparked weeks of protests and two nights of rioting. 

    Rice and three other officers charged with felonies after Gray's death were suspended without pay. Now that they've been cleared, they're entitled to back pay under department policy, The Baltimore Sun reports. Rice faces an administrative review. 

    Last month, the spending panel authorized $88,000 in back pay for Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., the van driver.