BALTIMORE (AP) — Testimony will resume for the fifth day of trial for a Baltimore police officer facing a murder charge in the in-custody death of a man whose neck was broken in the back of a police van.
The wagon driver, Caesar Goodson, is facing second-degree murder, manslaughter and other charges stemming from the death of Freddie Gray.
Prosecutors say Goodson gave Gray a “rough ride” when he left him unrestrained by a seatbelt but handcuffed and shackled in the back of the wagon. Prosecutors also say Goodson was negligent when he failed to call for medical help.
Goodson’s attorneys say the officer didn’t give Gray a rough ride, and did nothing wrong.
The state has called 19 witnesses so far, and the defense has called two. Testimony will continue Wednesday.