Baltimore Van Driver Acquitted in Freddie Gray Case

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BALTIMORE, Md. — A key verdict in the Freddie Gray Trial. It’s a “not guilty” verdict for the Baltimore cop who drove the van in where Gray was fatally injured.

Riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray, an 25-year-old man, died in police custody on April 19 following an April 12 arrest. Gray's family reached a $6.4 million settlement with the city, a source close to the family said Tuesady, September 8, 2015.

Freddie Gray

Officer Caesar Goodson was cleared of all seven charges, including second-degree depraved-heart murder. The judge found no evidence of Officer Goodson giving Gray a so-called “rough ride.”

It’a  big blow to the prosecution. Of the six officers charged in the case, Goodson faced the most serious charge.

He’s the third officer acquitted in the case, which leads to the questions whether the prosecution can get a conviction for the three other cops awaiting trial.

Gray’s family has since negotiated a $6.4 million deal to settle all civil claims with the City of Baltimore.