Freddie Gray: Here Are the Charges Baltimore Cops Face

Six police officers are facing charges in connection with Freddie Gray's death.

ByKATHERINE FAULDERS and EMILY SHAPIRO
May 01, 2015, 11:39 AM

— -- Six Baltimore police officers involved in putting Freddie Gray in custody in a police wagon on April 12 are facing charges, announced today by State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby.

The charges vary for each officer. The most serious charge is against the van driver, Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr., for second-degree depraved heart murder.

Here is the full list of charges filed against the six Baltimore police officers and the maximum penalty that a conviction would carry:

Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr.

  • 1. Second-degree depraved heart murder (30 yrs.)
  • 2. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  • 3. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 4. Manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence (10 yrs.)
  • 5. Manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence) (3 yrs.)
  • 6. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Officer William G. Porter

  • 1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  • 2. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

Lt. Brian W. Rice

  • 1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  • 2. Assault/second degree
  • 3. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 4. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  • 5. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  • 6. False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Officer Edward M. Nero

  • 1. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 2. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  • 4. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  • 5. False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Officer Garrett E. Miller

  • 1. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 2. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  • 4. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  • 5. False imprisonment (8th Amendment*)

Sgt. Alicia D. White

  • 1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  • 2. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  • 3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)

*Any sentence that does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment

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