>> A cop accused of murder over the death of Freddie Gray, acquitted by the Baltimore Court on Thursday.>> Officer Caesar Goodson drove the police van transporting Gray following his arrest last year and face the most serious criminal charges connected with his death. Prosecutors argued Goodson gave Gray a so-called, rough ride, a term for an unauthorized practice where police prisoners are driven in a manner meant to cause harm.
Gray suffered a catastrophic spinal injury during the ride and died several days later. But Goodson, who opted for a bench trial rather than face a Baltimore jury, found not guilty of all charges, including depraved heart murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and assault. Gray's death ignited outrage in Baltimore where people protested for days, at times violent.
Baltimore City prosecutor Marilyn Mosby moved swiftly to indict Goodson and 5 other officers in connection with Grey's death but prosecutor so far have failed to convict any of the cops of a crime. Goodson is the third officer to go to trial so far this year. Protesters outside the court on Thursday chanting, justice for Freddie Gray.