On the morning of Monday, May 23rd, as Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams delivered his not-guilty verdicts in the trial of Police officer Edward Nero, WYPR was on the air live, providing forty minutes of special coverage anchored by Maryland Morning host Tom Hall. He was joined on the phone from the Courthouse by WYPR reporters Kenny Burns and Jonna McKone. Providing legal analysis of the judge's verdicts were two of the city's top legal scholars: private attorney Edward Smith joined Tom in the studio, and University of Baltimore law professor David Jaros was on the line from the Courthouse. Joining the conversation were Ray Kelly, leader of the No Boundaries Coalition, and Davon Love, with Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, both sharing their perspectives on how this ruling will be received across the city, and its implications for Baltimore's ongoing struggle to address issues of racial injustice and police misconduct.
This is audio of WYPR's special live coverage from 10:38am to 11:18am on May 23, 2016.