UPDATE on 5/10: Officer Nero did, indeed, waive a jury today. His bench trial is set to begin on Thursday, May 12. UPDATE: The state is asking for a one-day delay in the trial because of a power outage at their offices over the weekend. Judge Williams will decide Tuesday, May 10, whether to grant it. If so, the trial will start Thursday, May 12, instead of the day before. Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero goes on trial this week, charged with four misdemeanors related to the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Nero was one of two arresting officers who chased Gray, apprehended and handcuffed him. He was also present when Gray was loaded into the police wagon where he eventually sustained a fatal spinal injury. While misdemeanors typically carry a year in jail or less, one of…

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