Prosecutors have dropped all the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray. While the four trials so far returned no convictions, the three more scheduled trials have now also been dropped.
After last week's acquittal of another police officer charged in Freddie Gray's death, many say they will press even harder for systemic police reforms. NPR looks at the many obstacles to police accountability and efforts to address them.
The city of Baltimore is reacting to the judge's decision to not convict officer Caesar Goodson in the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Goodson drove the van that transported Gray after his arrest, and prosecutors said his actions caused the young black man to suffer a fatal spinal injury.
A Baltimore judge heard closing arguments Monday in the trial of police officer Caesar Goodson. Goodson faces the most serious charge of six officers being tried in the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray.
Caesar Goodson drove the van in which prosecutors say Freddie Gray was fatally injured. Witnesses from the two previous trials have testified that he bore ultimate responsibility for Gray's safety. Goodson faces the most serious charge in the case — second degree murder — and legal analysts see his trial as make-or-break for prosecutors, who have yet to get a conviction.
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