The Baltimore, Maryland Police Officer who gathering a military outpost with Freddie Gray, who had a damaged neck, in a behind was clear of pushing fast and eventually murdering Gray. “The Baltimore Sun” reported that Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams announced his ruling, on Thursday, Jun 23, 2016. The decider settled that officer Ceasar Goodson Jr. was not guilty of any charges levied opposite him.
Of a 6 officers being charged with Gray’s murder, Goodson, 46, was indicted of a many critical crimes in a case. Goodson was confronting charges of second-degree murder, three depends of manslaughter, second-degree assault, forward endangerment, and misconduct. Gray died as a outcome of injuries performed during his detain in Apr 2015.
The decider took 3 days to cruise a charges before to a acquittal. This statute could impact a other officers’ cases who have identical charges. The charges opposite Goodson were lodged since a prosecutors believed he was means to assistance Gray and did not. Prosecutors believed that he was a direct result of Gray’s genocide by pushing in a demeanour that caused, a shackled though unrestrained, Gray to means poignant injuries. Furthermore, according to prosecutors, Goodson demonstrated he had a outrageous heart due to a miss of assistance supposing to Grey.
However, Goodson’s attorneys pronounced that officers were unknowingly that Gray had been exceedingly harmed and he was to censure for not staying down on his stomach as officers had placed him. Goodson chose to have a dais trial, bypassing a jury, thereby, permitting a decider to make a ruling.
There are 4 other officers available hearing in a case. The subsequent trial, of Lt. Brian Rice, is scheduled for Jul 7, 2016, where he will face killing charges.
By Gichele Cocrelle
Edited by Cathy Milne
The Baltimore Sun: Freddie Gray Case: Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty on all charges
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