Closing Arguments Set For Monday In Goodson Trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — A cloud of tension and mistrust between Baltimore prosecutors and the city’s police department is hanging over the high-profile trial of an officer charged with murder in the death of a black prisoner whose neck was broken in a police transport van.

Testimony in the case ended Friday, though the biggest surprise in Officer Caesar Goodson’s trial came a day earlier. That’s when a high-ranking prosecutor said he tried to have the lead police detective removed from the case against six officers last year, because he believed she was “sabotaging the investigation.” It was just the opening salvo in an unusual expression of rancor between police and prosecutors in the trial over Freddie Gray’s death.