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The Baltimore police officer who initiated the arrest of Freddie Gray, Jr. has had his own share of problems. In 2012, the now 41-year-old officer, Brian Rice, was suspended after a mental health breakdown and his son’s mother and her husband filing a restraining order against him. Though the request for protection was later denied, his son’s mother’s husband details a pattern of intimidation and harassment.

The Guardian U.K.. reports: 

The Baltimore police lieutenant charged with the manslaughter of Freddie Gray allegedly threatened to kill himself and the husband of his ex-girlfriend, during incidents that led to him being disciplined and twice having his guns confiscated.

Brian Rice, who pursued and arrested Gray after the 25-year-old “caught his eye” on 12 April, was reportedly given an administrative suspension after being hospitalised for a mental health evaluation when he warned he was preparing to shoot himself in April 2012.

Officer Charged In Freddie Gray Case Had Guns Confiscated By BPD was originally published on blackamericaweb.com

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