Janice Bledsoe

Freddie Gray case: Judge to issue verdict in Officer Goodson trial Thursday

Freddie Gray case: Judge to issue verdict in Officer Goodson trial Thursday

Baltimore Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. intended to injure Freddie Gray when he drove him around in a police van shackled but without a seat belt, prosecutors said during closing arguments Monday in Goodson's murder trial.

The officer then failed to seek life-saving medical care or drive to a nearby hospital when he realized Gray had suffered severe — and ultimately fatal — injuries, prosecutors said.

But defense attorney Matthew Fraling said Goodson had acted as a reasonable officer would in all of his interactions with Gray. Gray himself "created the high degree of risk" by changing his position...

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