Baltimore Police Department

Freddie Gray case: Disciplinary board hears officer's case

A Baltimore police officer who was acquitted of criminal charges in the death of a suspect while in custody is now fighting an administrative procedure that could cost him his job.

Officer Caesar Goodson is facing a police disciplinary board hearing over the death of Freddie Gray, who sustained fatal spinal cord injuries while being transported in a police van in April 2015. Goodson was the driver of the van.

Attorney Neil Duke, who is representing the Baltimore Police Department, said on the first day of the hearing that Goodson should be fired after failing in his duty by not fastening the 25-year-old Gray in his seatbelt after he was arrested. Duke also said Goodson...