Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday for his role in the 2015 case that sparked violent protests nationwide.
Goodson, who drove the transport van following Gray's arrest on April 12, 2015, was acquitted of the most serious charge against him.
Judge Barry Williams ruled on seven counts: Second-degree depraved-heart murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, vehicular manslaughter (two counts), reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Goodson pleaded not guilty on all charges. The verdict on the other charges was not immediately available.
Update: Goodson has been acquitted on all charges.