Po­lice van driver goes on trial in Bal­ti­more death

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OPINION -

BAL­TI­MORE — A po­lice van driver will be the se­cond Bal­ti­more of­fi­cer to go on trial in the death of a black man who suf­fered fa­tal in­juries dur­ing the trip from the site of his ar­rest to a po­lice sta­tion. Cae­sar Good­son was with Fred­die Gray for ev­ery se­cond of his 45-minute trip to the Western District po­lice sta­tion, where Gray ar­rived crit­i­cally in­jured and un­re­spon­sive. But Good­son’s ac­count of what hap­pened on that day re­mains a mys­tery: He is the only one of six of­fi­cers charged in Gray’s death not to speak to in­ves­ti­ga­tors. His trial, which be­gins to­day, will of­fer the pub­lic its first chance to hear Good­son’s side of the story.

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