Father of Acquitted Baltimore Cop: 'It's Been a Year of Hell for My Son'
Officer Edward Nero’s father joined The Kelly File tonight to weigh in on his son being acquitted of all charges in the Freddie Gray case.
Megyn Kelly asked if the past year of Nero's life had been "a year of hell" for the officer, as it had been described.
“Yes it has, truly,” Ed Nero Sr. replied. He said that up until today, it had been a difficult year, but now he and his family are ecstatic.
He also reacted to a statement by Marc Lamont Hill that justice was not served with Nero's acquittal.
The "not guilty" verdict is also a reminder that the criminal justice system is not designed to yield justice for dead black bodies.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 23, 2016
“I don’t think it has to do with color, and people are making it into a black and white issue," Ed Sr. said. "It really doesn’t matter what color the person is. I mean, people do deserve justice, but it played out in a court system. Fortunately for myself and my family it played out the way that we hoped that it would and felt that it would."
Watch the full exclusive interview above.