The charges: Six officers are each facing multiple charges.
- Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr.: Second-degree depraved heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle, misconduct in office.
- Officer William G. Porter: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office.
- Lt. Brian W. Rice: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
- Officer Edward M. Nero: Second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
- Officer Garrett Miller: Second-degree assault, misconduct in office, false imprisonment.
- Sgt. Alicia D. White: Manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office.
via Baltimore Sun:
All six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray were released from the Central Booking and Intake Center downtown Friday night after posting bail, court records show.
The four officers facing felony charges posted $350,000 bails; the two facing misdemeanors posted $250,000 bails.
The officers charged in Gray’s death each face multiple charges, with the highest charge being second-degree depraved heart murder, a felony that carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. All six are charged with second-degree assault, a misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years.
The six who have been charged are Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., 45; Officer William G. Porter, 25; Lt. Brian W. Rice, 41; Sgt. Alicia D. White, 30; Officer Edward M. Nero, 29; and Officer Garrett E. Miller, 26.
Defense attorney Warren Brown, who is not involved in the case, said the officers “are entitled to bail based on charges.” But he said, “on all of those charges, Joe, Jean Public is going to be held on no bail.”
The next steps in the case:
- A city grand jury will consider the charges and decide whether to indict.
- If indicted, the officers would have an arraignment in which they would enter a plea of guilty or not guilty.
- If entering a not guilty plea, attorneys for the officers would then likely make motions before a judge, asking, for example, for certain evidence to be excluded or for a change of venue.
- The officers would then have the option of a trial before a judge or jury if they do not wish to seek a plea deal with prosecutors.
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