What You Need to know in the Officer Goodson Trial

The trial of the driver of the Baltimore police van during the arrest of Freddie Graylast year will begin this week in a downtown court house.

Officer Caesar Goodson faces the most serious charges of the six Baltimore officers charged in the arrest and death of Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury while in the van last April.

Here’s what you need to know about the trial of Officer Goodson, which opens after motions are heard Monday:

Officer Caesar Goodson, 46, was the driver of the van used to transport Freddie Gray to the Western District headquarters last year. Goodson, who is free on $350,000 bail, drove the van on April 12 because he volunteered to work an overtime shift on an off day. Goodson was scheduled to go on trial earlier this year, but the case was delayed. He’s the third of six Baltimore officers to face a trial in the case of Gray’s arrest and death.