One of the officers charged Friday in the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray had his guns confiscated and was hospitalized for mental health issues in 2012, according to a report released by the?Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.
Lieutenant Brian Rice, the highest ranking officer charged with Gray’s death,?is currently out on bail while facing charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, and misconduct in office.
In 2012,?officers were called to Rice’s Carroll County home by a fellow Baltimore police officer, identified in the document as Karyn officers were called to Rice’s Carroll County house by another Baltimore police officer, identified in the document as Karyn Crisafulli, who had been romantically involved with Rice and was the mother of his then 6-month-old child.
Crisafulli said she called authorities?because she was “concerned” after Rice had insisted that she bring their child to his house. When she refused, Rice threatened to commit an act of some kind. ?which alarmed her. The ?specifics of this act are redacted in the report.
According to the police report, Rice also allegedly told?Crisafulli that:
“He could not continue to go on like this.”
A year later, in 2013, a judge ordered Rice?o stay away from his ex-girlfriend’s husband after he reportedly threatened ?him.
Yet despite all of these past warning signs, Lieutenant Rice was on the streets, carrying a lethal weapon, and interacting with the public.
When he was asked about the threats that led to the judicial intervention, police union president Gene Ryan said he knew Rice professionally from when he served with him in the Baltimore Police Department, and added:
?I would be very surprised if he did something like that.”
Keep in mind this is the same Gene Ryan who said yesterday when the charges were filed against the six officers that there had been a “rush to judgment” in the case.