Freddie Gray case: Police driver found not guilty on all charges

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(AP) – A Baltimore judge found Officer Caesar Goodson not guilty on six charges in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, according to the Associated Press.

Gray was injured while in police custody and died a week later after suffering a spinal injury while riding in Goodson’s van in April 2015.

Freddie Gray (CNN)

Freddie Gray (CNN)

Prosecutors said Gray was handcuffed and shackled, but did not have a seatbelt in the back of Goodson’s van.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Goodson not guilty on charges of “depraved-heart” murder, manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Goodson elected a bench trial, allowing Judge Williams to decide on the case, as opposed to a trial by jury.

Six Baltimore Police officers face charges, with Goodson’s being the harshest.

Officer Edward Nero was already acquitted. Officer William Porter’s case was declared a mistrial and has another trial scheduled later this year with the remaining officers. All six plead not guilty.

Gray’s April 2015 death sparked riots and Maryland called in the National Guard.

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