The 6 Baltimore Cops Charged
All have posted bond and been released
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2015 2:30 PM CDT
The six: Top row, from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller, and Edward M. Nero; bottom row, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice, and Alicia D. White.   (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

(Newser) – All six Baltimore cops charged in Freddie Gray's death have been released after posting bond. Here's a quick look, with info from the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun:

  • Officer Caesar Goodson Jr: The 45-year-old was driving the van that transported Gray and is the only one to face murder charges. On the force since 1999, he is accused of "reckless disregard" for Gray's life. Charges: Second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle, misconduct in office.
  • Lt. Brian Rice: The 41-year-old holds the highest rank of those charged. He was on bike patrol and was the first to make eye contact with Gray, says prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. After the chase and capture, he helped load Gray in the van, then reportedly ordered the van to stop so officers could remove Gray and shackle his ankles. Charges: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.

  • Officer Edward Nero: He, too, was on the bike patrol. The 29-year-old handcuffed Gray after apprehending him and helped hold him down until the van arrived. Mosby says there was no probable cause for the arrest. Charges: Second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
  • Officer Garrett Miller: Also on the bike patrol. The 26-year-old helped catch and subdue Gray, and "held him down against his will," says Mosby. He also helped load Gray into the van. Charges: Second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
  • Officer William Porter: The 25-year-old arrived when Goodson requested backup while driving. He reportedly checked on Gray in the van and helped him off the floor and onto a bench when Gray reported trouble breathing, but did not call for medical help or put him in a seat belt, says Mosby. Charges: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office.
  • Sgt. Alicia White: The 30-year-old is the only woman of the six. She became involved after citizen complaints about Gray's arrest and met the van at its final stop before the police station. She reportedly tried to talk to Gray in the van, but he was unresponsive, and Mosby says she "did nothing further despite the fact that he needed a medic." Charges: Manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office.

 

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