The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury in April 2015 was acquitted of second-degree murder on Thursday. Caesar Goodson, 46, joins two other officers who have been tried over Gray's death; one of those cases ended in an acquittal as well, the other in a hung jury.
Judge Barry Williams, who presided over the case, said the state's evidence was inconclusive and contradictory, Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton tweeted:
Many believed the driver had the best chance of the three officers of getting sentenced for Gray's death.
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