Trial for Freddie Gray Van Driver to Start Soon

Trial for Freddie Gray Van Driver to Start Soon

A Baltimore judge will hear motions from the defense in the upcoming trial for an officer faces charges in Gray's death.

Trial for Freddie Gray Van Driver to Start Soon

The Baltimore police van Freddie Gray was transported in the day of his arrest and injury is moved to the Courthouse East garage prior to being shown

Circuit Judge Barry Williams will hold a motions hearing Monday in the trial for Officer Caesar Goodson, who faces second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges stemming from Freddie Gray's death.

The 25-year-old Gray died last year, a week after his neck was broken in the van Goodson was driving. Prosecutors say he failed in his duty by not buckling Gray into a seat belt. Goodson is asking Williams to suppress statements made by another officer to an investigator, as well as portions of Gray's autopsy report.



Last month, a judge cleared Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero of charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct while in office. Nero was the second of six officers charged in Gray's death. The first officer, William Porter, had a trial that resulted in a mistrial in January.





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