The officers were first charged by Mosby’s office on May 1. The indictment erases doubt that the prosecutors’ case against the officers can proceed. Next, the officers will have a chance to plead guilty or not at an arraignment on July 2.
Mosby noted that some of the charges were revised as her office continued its investigation into Gray’s death, but the most serious charges remained. Officer Caesar Goodson was indicted on the charge of second degree depraved heart murder, while officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero were charged with intentional second degree assault.
Mosby said new information emerged as her office’s independent investigation continued, but did not elaborate what those new findings were. She previously said Gray died on April 19, a week after he was driven in a police van around West Baltimore in a ride that ended with Gray being rushed to the hospital with a broken spine and voice box. During the ride, Gray requested medical attention multiple times before it was given to him, and was driven around West Baltimore face-down on the floor of the police transport van.
Baltimore’s police union has opposed the charges, and called for Mosby to recuse herself in the case. The city’s top prosecutor has refused to step down.
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