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Baltimore police union criticized for tweets after acquittal

Police Chief Kevin Davis and Council president Jack Young called the tweets insensitive and inappropriate.

Published: 26th June 2016 12:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2016 12:23 AM   |  A+A-

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Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow, left, and Deputy State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe arrive at court for a motions hearing for Officer Caesar Goodson in Baltimore. |AP

By AP

Baltimore police union criticized for tweets after acquittal BALTIMORE: Baltimore's police chief and City Council president are criticizing the city's police union for online posts that appeared to celebrate an officer's acquittal in the death of a 25-year-old black man.

A judge acquitted Officer Caesar Goodson of all charges Thursday. Goodson drove the van in which Freddie Gray's neck was broken. Goodson was one of six officers charged in Gray's 2015 death.

The Baltimore Sun (http://tinyurl.com/z6zee67 ) reports the police union sent a tweet Friday night with a photo of actor Leonardo DiCaprio making a toast, with text reading, "Here's to the Baltimore 6 defense team." Another tweet referred to State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby as "the wolf that lurks." The tweets have been deleted.

Police Chief Kevin Davis and Council president Jack Young called the tweets insensitive and inappropriate.

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