*(Via MSN News) – Six Baltimore police officers are charged in Freddie Gray‘s death from injuries he suffered while in police custody. State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby says the officers repeatedly failed to get Gray medical treatment after his arrest. The police officers’ union has said they are not responsible for Gray’s death.
Here is a look at each of the six officers.
OFFICER CAESAR R. GOODSON Jr. (Top row, middle)
Goodson was the driver of the van that transported Freddie Gray, and he faces the most serious charges. Mosby said Friday that Goodson repeatedly failed — at least five times — to seatbelt Gray in the transport vehicle. Overall, Goodson faces six charges, including “second-degree depraved heart murder,” which carries a potential 30-year sentence.
Goodson, 45, has been on the force since 1999, and like two others charged in Gray’s death is black. Online court records list the three other officers’ race in a category that includes Caucasians and people of Arab descent.
Friends describe Goodson as a family man who likes to watch football and works part time as an auto mechanic at a shop specializing in Saabs. With help, he restored a green Saab convertible, a car one friend says he only takes out a few times a year. He wasn’t scheduled to work on the day Gray was arrested but had been asked to work overtime, friends said.
A friend who worked with him as a mechanic said Goodson had hoped to retire in several years.
An obituary for his mother published in the Baltimore Sun in 2012 says his grandfather was a police officer.
This article from theAP continues at MSN News.