Fred­die Gray case: Dis­ci­plinar y board for Bal­ti­more of­fi­cer

South Florida Times - - NATION -

BAL­TI­MORE - A Bal­ti­more po­lice­man go­ing be­fore a dis­ci­plinary board was once de­scribed by pros­e­cu­tors as the of­fi­cer most re­spon­si­ble for the death in cus­tody of Fred­die Gray, a black man whose spinal cord was sev­ered inside a po­lice van.

Cae­sar Good­son was the driver of the po­lice van in which Gray was crit­i­cally in­jured in April 2015, touch­ing off protests and ri­ot­ing. Good­son was ac­quit­ted of mur­der and other charges last year. He is sched­uled to face an ad­min­is­tra­tive trial board Mon­day.

Two mem­bers of the Bal­ti­more Po­lice De­part­ment and one out­side chair will con­sider whether Good­son vi­o­lated de­part­ment poli­cies and pro­ce­dures. Then they'll de­cide whether the of­fi­cer should be dis­ci­plined and what the pun­ish­ment will be. The hear­ing is ex­pected to last up to five days.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CJONLINE.COM

Of­fi­cer Cae­sar Good­son, left, one of six Bal­ti­more city po­lice of­fi­cers charged in con­nec­tion to the death of Fred­die Gray

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