Tag: William Porter

Murder Trial for Freddie Gray Officer Begins Today

The trial involving the most serious charges filed in connection to Freddie Gray’s death begins today. Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., who drove the police wagon that transported Gray, faces charges including second-degree depraved heart murder. During pretrial motions on Monday, Goodson opted to be tried by a judge rather…

Second Baltimore Cop Not Guilty in Freddie Gray Death

The second of six Baltimore police officers to be tried in connection with the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of all charges Monday. Officer Edward Nero, who was on bike patrol and one of the first officers to encounter Gray when he responded to a call on…

Pretrial Motions Begin in Second Freddie Gray Trial

On Wednesday morning, pretrial motions began in Baltimore for the second Freddie Gray trial. Officer Caesar R. Goodson is being charged with second-degree depraved heart-murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, gross negligent manslaughter, criminal negligent manslaughter and misconduct in office. Goodson, 45, was the driver of the police van transporting Gray….

HUNG JURY: Judge Declares Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case

After more than 16 hours of deliberations over the course of three days, Judge Barry Glenn Williams has declared a mistrial in the case of Officer William Porter, 26. The jury consisted of four Black women, three Black men, three white women and two white men and could not reach…

Freddie Gray: Jury Still Out, Baltimore Prepares for Riots

UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 15, 3:50 PM: The jurorscame back and said they aredeadlocked; the judge ordered more deliberations. The jury is still out in the case of William Porter, the 26-year-old police officer who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in regards…

First Freddie Gray Trial Begins

The first of the six long-awaited trials in the Freddie Gray case began in Baltimore on Wednesday morning, with opening statements made by both the prosecution and the defense by the afternoon. The jurors, selected from a pool of 150, are five Black women, three Black men, three white women…