Thursday, June 23, 2016

US Baltimore Judge Finds Police Driver Not Guilty of All Charges in Freddie Gray Death

The judge was unequivocal as he explained why he found a police driver not guilty of all charges in the death of a 25-year-old arrestee whose neck was broken inside his transport wagon: Prosecutors showed no evidence of a crime.
The acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray is the most significant blow yet to their efforts to hold police accountable after protests and rioting in the troubled city.
The failure raises the prospect of whether any convictions can be obtained, and if State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby should simply give up trying the case in criminal court.
Gray’s death made his name a rallying cry for the growing Black Lives Matter movement and sparked more outrage nationwide over how black people are treated by police and the criminal justice system.

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