Breaking: Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson found not guilty on all charges. We're live now. #WBAL #GoodsonTrial
— Megan Pringle (@MeganWBAL) June 23, 2016
Per @Reporterroblang Judge said simple carelessness is not enough to establish guilt https://t.co/3a1v1r5sfJ pic.twitter.com/hwu9dGPaM4
— Ron Snyder (@SnyderWBALTV) June 23, 2016
Williams: State failed to prove rough ride theory. Rough ride an inflammatory term needed to prove action, intent #GoodsonTrial #FreddieGray
— Saliqa (@saliqaWBAL) June 23, 2016
#CaesarGoodson is the ONLY officer in this #FreddieGray case who did not speak with initial investigators.
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenezWBAL) June 23, 2016
You can follow @baltimoresun or @wbaltv11 or any Baltimore news source or their reporters. They’re all covering it.
I pretty much figured this was coming when the judge admonished the prosecution on their conduct concerning evidence.
If the State could not secure a conviction on the most serious charges against any of the officers, what does this mean for the trials for the rest of them?
What does this mean for Marilyn Mosby? There’s talk that she should drop the charges against the rest of the officers, that getting a conviction against them may be harder now; there’s even talk online that she should resign.
And what does this mean for the community, the neighborhoods, the City? At this hour, there is protest outside the courthouse, born of all of the hurt and fear and anger from the relationship of the police and the criminal justice system to people in Baltimore. How will this be addressed? Will it be addressed?
Presumptive mayoral-elect Catherine Pugh has already issued a statement, but what will she do as the City’s next leader, in the wake of this verdict and the others?