Again, Not Guilty
- A Baltimore judge acquitted the police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray on Thursday, delivering a broad rebuke of a case that he said lacked evidence.
Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., 46, drove the transport van in which Gray sustained fatal injuries. He is the second officer cleared in the high-profile case. Four other officers could still face trial.
After an eight-day bench trial, Circuit Judge Barry Williams found Goodson not guilty on charges that included second-degree depraved-heart murder and three counts of manslaughter.
This was the top charged officer - and if the prosecution couldn't prove this one, there's pretty much no hope for the rest. A railroad job, through and through, but essential to the liberal narrative of a nationwide police problem. You can tell because neither Chicago paper had this on their main pages a few hours ago.