Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams announced that Baltimore city police officer Caesar Goodson is not guilty for killing Freddie Gray.
Gray’s last moments were recorded in a dramatic video showing him alive and well by neighbor Kevin Moore at the Gilmour Homes in western Baltimore.
Officer Goodson was the driver of the van, accused of giving a rough ride to Gray leaving him paralyzed and on life support.
Gray died a week later.
Baltimore Police settled, agreeing to pay the Gray family for their civil liability claim in the amount of $6.4 million dollars, which taxpayers will pay.
Goodson was considered the most culpable of the officers charged in Gray’s homicide known as the “Baltimore 6.”
None of it would’ve happened without the proverbial “high crime areas” used by police to justify spot enforcement of the law, also known as “broken windows policing.”
Activist Kwame Rose explained the judge’s decision this way:
#FreddieGray death was ruled a homicide which means that another human being caused his death. Only no human being will be held accountable.
— Kwame Rose (@kwamerose) June 23, 2016
The city’s response provoked mass protests known as the Baltimore Uprising in April and May of 2015.
This is a developing story and will be updated.