Caesar Goodson Jr. Not Guilty On 21 Administrative Charges In Freddie Gray Case
The driver of the police van where Freddie Gray suffered severe spinal chord injuries has been exonerated of all charges.
Caesar Goodson Jr. was found not guilty Tuesday of all 21 administrative charges against him in the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
According to The Baltimore Sun, the verdict absolves Goodson once and for all in the case, and allows him to continue his career on the city police force.
He was charged with neglecting his duty by failing to ensure Gray’s safety by securing him in a seat belt or calling a medic when he requested one. He was also charged with making false statements to investigators. He was acquitted in a separate criminal trial of charges including second-degree depraved-heart murder.
“This is a vindication of this officer,” said Sean Malone, one of Goodson’s attorneys told The Sun. “This is a tragic accident that happened, and we’re sorry for the loss of Mr. Gray. But we’re glad that our client is not going to be the face of this incident.”
As previously reported the city reached a $6.4 million civil settlement with Gray’s family, but ALL of the officers involved have been acquitted of criminal charges.
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