Officer Caesar Goodson Found Not Guilty of 2nd-Degree Murder in Death of Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Officer Caesar Goodson, the driver of the Baltimore Police van on the day of Freddie Gray’s arrest has been found not guilty of second-degree murder.

He was facing charges of second-degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.


The verdict was read by Judge Barry Williams on Thursday morning. A handful of protesters were gathered outside of the courthouse prior to Goodson’s arrival, awaiting the verdict. Organizers say they expect a far larger crowd at an evening protest at Penn & North.

Security around the courthouse and around the city have been a concern for some officials and members of the Maryland National Guard are on stand-by as a “last resort.”