Van Driver in Freddie Gray Case, Challenges Key Evidence Ahead of Trial

Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., the next Baltimore police officer scheduled to stand trial in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, has challenged the admissibility of key evidence in the state’s case against him — including portions of Gray’s autopsy and a disputed statement by a fellow officer that Gray said, “I can’t breathe,” while he was in their custody.

Goodson, the driver of the transport van in which prosecutors say Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury, faces the most serious charges in the case, including second-degree depraved heart murder. It carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.