SIX BALTIMORE POLICE OFFICERS CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF FREDDIE GRAY.
Six police officers, Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., Officer William Porter, Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, Officer Edward Nero and Officer Garrett Miller have been charged in the death of Freddie Brown. So was this a political arrest or a criminal one? Was this done to appease the mob? As reported at CBS Baltimore, cheers erupted as City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby after she announced that the charges were brought against the police officers. The charges against the officers range from second degree depraved murder for the driver of the van to manslaughter to misconduct in office to false imprisonment.
Baltimore officers charged, clockwise from top left: Caesar Goodson; Brian Rice; Alicia White; Garrett Miller; William Porter; and Edward Nero. Credit Baltimore Police Department
- Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 45, the driver of the police van that carried Freddie Gray was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, two vehicular manslaughter charges and misconduct in office.
- Officer William Porter, 25, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Lt. Brian Rice, 41, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Sgt. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Officer Edward Nero, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office.
- Officer Garrett Miller, 26, was charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment.
The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – who died after being injured in police custody – have been charged criminally, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday.
Mosby’s announcement on the steps of the War Memorial Building was greeted with cheers and applause. Mosby said she told Gray’s family that “no one is above the law and I would pursue justice upon their behalf.”
The city was gearing up for another round of demonstrations after the announcement. Baltimore City and Maryland state offices granted workers in the city liberal leave early Friday afternoon.
After the charges were announced, Desmond Taylor, 29, shouted in jubilee in front of the War Memorial Building.
“I did not expect this, but I prayed for it,” he said. “This day means that your actions bring consequences in Baltimore City.”