Cop Involved In Killing of Freddie Gray Had Been Suspended Twice

freddie-gray-baltimore-officers-named-Lt. Brian Rice, who was the first to make eye contact with Freddie Gray, has been suspended twice from the Baltimore police force for personal reasons, including mental health and an protective order.

In 2012, Lt. Brian Rice was hospitalized for a mental health concern. It happens. People have circumstantial and other types of depression and mental health issues. The main thing is that they seek and receive help. Another main thing too, is that they re-evaluate their profession and if necessary, go into another line of work.

Lt. Brian Rice has a son with Karen McAleer.  The Associated Press reached out to talk to Karen McAleer, but she declined to speak. In 2012, McAleer contacted police for a welfare check on Lt. Brian Rice. Allegedly, Rice said he “could not continue to go on like this” and threatened to commit an act that was censored in the public version of a report obtained by the AP from the Carroll County, Maryland, Sheriff’s Office.

Citing “credible information,” deputies confiscated both Rice’s official and personal guns, called his commanding officer and transported Rice to the Carroll Hospital Center. The weapons included his .40-caliber police pistol, a 9 mm handgun, an AK-47-style rifle, a .22-caliber rifle and two shotguns.

On the condition of anonymity, a person familiar with the police department told AP that Rice was suspended twice, once in 2012 and again in 2013. The incidents described in the sheriff’s report and court records involving Rice’s personal problems include allegations of concerns about self-control and judgment. In 2013, McAller filed a complaint alleging that Rice removed a semi-automatic handgun from the trunk of his personal vehicle and threatened her.

Andrew McAleer, Karen’s ex-husband, filed a complaint against Rice in 2013. Andrew is a former Baltimore firefighter. Andrew alleged that Rice threatened him and sought the court for a protective order. A judge granted the protective order but allowed it to expire after one week. Rice was placed on administrative leave as a result of Andrew’s complaint.

Attorney Michael Davey who represents Rice, did not respond to phone calls from the AP. Earlier this week, he dismissed the significance of Rice’s personal life problems and hospitalization for mental health concerns.  They should give suspects the same consideration.  As it stands now, there are rumors that Freddie’s family received a settlement for lead poisoning, and some are passing a rumor that Freddie had back surgery the week before his deadly arrest.

It makes no difference if Freddie had a good or bad back. It makes little difference if Freddie was injured before or after he was placed in the police van.  From the moment the police put handcuffs on him, they owed Freddie a duty of care.

A business surveillance video has been revealed, that shows that the police made an additional stop while Freddie was in the van.  That stop was in addition to the one where they shackled Freddie’s legs, and the one where they picked up Donta Allen.

Donta Allen, the other man in the police van, spoke out himself. Donta explained that he did not say that Freddie hurt himself.



Posted on 04/30/2015, in Freddy Gray, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. Reminds me of the officer who was deemed unfit the one who shot Tamir Rice what in the actual F#@k?

  2. Two sides to a story

    No surprise on either account. The pro-police propaganda mills are grinding hard.

  3. agent provocateur

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

  4. Makes me ill

  5. The police officer who was driving the van has refused to voluntarily provide information as to what happened on 4/12.

    Hardball with Chris Matthews 4/30/15; Report: Gray’s injuries occurred in police van

    Chris Matthews speaks with Jayne Miller, a reporter from WBAL who interviewed Donta Allen, who was the 2nd prisoner in the police van along with Freddie Gray.
    Duration: 8:42 (This is a long you tube interview)

  6. Nothing surprises me anymore

  7. How does this happen? In what world does someone who has been suspended twice for issues like this be allowed to come back and carry a gun to work with the public? This makes NO sense to me. And to think, I can get fired for misspelling words. SMH

  8. yeseventhistoowillpass

    I find it interesting that they say another prisoner being transported said he was trying to kill himself

  9. yeseventhistoowillpass

    Who in handcuffs can kill himself in a confined space….

    • Juan,
      We are not suppose to think logically, didn’t you know? (snark) 🙂

      I’m glad that the man came forth and spoke for himself.

  10. sidewinder50

    I want to see the video of this additional stop. Why hasn’t it been released?

    • Sidewinder, I think the video is on some of the sites for news sources, which do not allow for embedding on other sites. When I go on my daily Youtube check for videos, I’ll see if someone has uploaded it.

  11. yahtzeebutterfly

    “Prosecutor Plans Homicide Charges Against Police in Freddie Gray Case”

  12. yahtzeebutterfly

    Here are the charges:

    • yahtzeebutterfly

      • I am in tears over this news. I have been listening to breaking news. There is a God!!I I have been paying attention to police wrongdoings since Trayvon Martin 2012. Even though GZ was not an officer, he was helped by his friend who was with law enforcement. It is about time. I am almost sorry that I am taking off to Italy.

        • Gronda….GZ surrounds himself with fired/disgraced police officers. From the one who helped him in the days afterwards–fired from the Sanford PD to the owners of the various gun stores he associates with–all fired from police jobs.

      • Thanks for these

  13. Here is the Baltimore Sun debunking the car accident case:

    They discovered it all had to do with a lead poisoning case:

    “Paperwork was filed in December allowing Gray and his sister, Fredericka to each collect an $18,000 payment from Peachtree Settlement Funding, records show. In exchange, Peachtree would have received a $108,439 annuity that was scheduled to be paid in $602 monthly installments between 2024 and 2039.

    In her documents, Fredericka Gray checked “other” when asked to describe the type of accident. She also said that the date of the accident was “94/99” and that she was a minor when the case was settled.

    In his documents, Freddie Gray checked “work injury, medical malpractice and auto accident” as the type of accident. When asked to explain, he also wrote something that is unreadable. He also wrote something unreadable when asked if he was a minor when the case was settled.”

    All it took for the conspiracies to start was how a simple box was checked by Mr. Gray. It all had to do with the lead lawsuit and it had nothing to do with a car accident.

    • For me that is water under the bridge. MD State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby is now my hero who is charging all 6 officers. This has been a long time coming. This has to be such a relief for the Baltimore community. She is saying that there was not even probable cause. There is a God!!!

  14. Marilyn Mosby put it down this morning, and honestly you can hear it when she speaks that she is advocating on behalf of the victim which is exactly what a prosecutor is supposed to do. Gene Ryan of the Police Union requested a “Special Prosecutor” there is no need for any games Mr. Ryan what you are seeing is Justice unfolding without the traditional fuckery

  15. happy, happy, happy……..a new day is dawning, liberty for all can now become more than empty words.

  16. Yep……..send a message…….loud and clear.

  17. scrodriguez

    Sickens me to see Gene Ryan claim that this is a rush to judgement no its not, trials are designed to discover the truth then render a judgement. What Prosecutor Mosby did today was what any prosecutor does on a daily basis, they look for probable cause and file charges she did just that right here.

    There was no reason what so ever to even make an arrest the police abused their power and manhandled a citizen simply because he ran. The police Union makes me sick they want to wait out on an investigation pfft, okay well what makes them so special or any different than everyday citizens? do we get that kind of treatment when we are suspected arrested and charged? do we then get to ask to wait for a full complete investigation? No we dont you know why?

    because alls it takes is probable cause which they have it in this case.

  18. Twice suspended…and still on the street

  19. This guy is Darren Wilson 2.0. he would’ve or may have already executed someone. Rice’s conduct around his ex & her ex-husband is similar to Wilson’s around his now wife & her ex, the father of her other child. Wilson laid up in that man’s home with HIS child, while he himself was still married to another woman. When the man got pissed Wilson acted like a bitch and threw his ‘police’ weight around.

    and we PAY them to run around with a badge and guns. these entitled arrogant assholes have no boundaries & no fear of repercussions so they’ll abuse their positions in every aspect of their lives. can you imagine the way they treated ppl they had no personal relationship & barely saw as human beings?

    the cops who allowed these types to remain among them have no honor either.

    • Shannon, you make a good point. There is clearly a double-standard. I just watched a woman on CNN talk about absent Black fathers. But, look at Rice! Those who call unwed Black fathers “baby daddy” are not calling Rice a “baby daddy.” They talked about Trayvon and Michael Brown’s parents being divorced, but here we have two police officers involved with women outside of marriage where the ex-husbands sought the court for restraining orders.

  20. Reblogged this on Blissfully Single and commented:
    So why was this officer allowed on the street?

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