Freddie Gray’s Van Driver Selects Bench Trial, Will Not Face A Jury

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — There won’t be jury selection for Officer Caesar Goodson’s trial. Judge Barry Williams will again decide the fate of an officer charged in the Freddie Gray case. Officer Caesar Goodson made the bold move as the judge heard motions Monday morning. Goodson was driving the van when Gray was injured.

Investigator Mike Hellgren has more on what this critical decision means for Goodson’s trial.

This was a calculated move by Officer Goodson, who changed his mind about a jury. It’s the same no-nonsense judge who has handled all of these cases who will be at the helm now.