Baltimore Police Department to Pay $127,000 in Back Pay to Acquitted Lt. Brian Rice

Lieutenant Brian Rice, center, is escorted from Courthouse East to a waiting car after being found not guilty on all charges related to the death of Freddy Gray on Monday July 18, 2016 in Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)
Lieutenant Brian Rice, center, is escorted from Courthouse East to a waiting car after being found not guilty on all charges related to the death of Freddy Gray on Monday July 18, 2016 in Baltimore. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)

The highest-ranking Baltimore police officer acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray will likely receive a six-figure sum in back pay.

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday is set to consider a payment of nearly $127,000 for Lt. Brian S. Rice, which “represents the amount of salary that Mr. Rice would have earned for the period of May 1, 2015 through July 18, 2016,” according to a board schedule.

The back pay will likely be approved unless it is protested, which is not expected to happen, according to The Baltimore Sun.

In July, Rice was found not guilty on charges of manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office stemming from Gray’s death, a 25-year-old black man who sustained a fatal neck injury while riding in a police van in April 2015.

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Source: NBC News | ELISHA FIELDSTADT