White and Porter are the third and fourth officers to receive backpay, after three officers were previously acquitted and charges against the remaining officers were dropped in Freddie Gray's death.
For decades, old-guard civil rights groups like the National Urban League, the NAACP, and even Al Sharpton‘s National Action Network, have been the go-to groups for elected officials to get a read on the needs and demands of Black voters. But Black Lives Matter, with its tight social media game, has shifted the paradigm, forcing civil rights […]
In a stunning move, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has decided to drop all charges against the remaining three officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. After the decision was announced Wednesday, attendees at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia shared their views on what Mosby’s move could mean for the case going forward. Cornell W. Brooks, President […]
When the disappointing and outrageous news broke today that all of the officers tried in the Freddie Gray murder case had been acquitted, most people were shocked, saddened and disheartened by another injustice of a black man being murdered with no one held accountable. However it wasn’t just regular citizens who were highly upset, as […]
Mosby called for system reform after the failure to find any criminal involvement in Gray's death. "We know that Freddie Gray did not kill himself," she contended.
@kwellscomm PraiseIndy.com News & Sports Political Updates, The Death of Pastor Mike Jones, Back-to-School and the Dropping of Charges Against Officers in the Death of Freddie Gray Capture Our Attention on this ‘Hump Day.’ Today is “Day Three” of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama is on-tap to headline tonight’s speakers. At “Day […]
"I would much rather prefer a judge render a not guilty verdict than to drop charges, because at some point cops have to fully go through the system and not get off in a partial way."
Goodson faces the most serious charges in the Freddie Gray trial, including second-degree “depraved-heart” murder, manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office, and reckless endangerment charges. He opted for a bench trial in early June.
Officer Goodson -- who faces second-degree depraved heart murder as well as manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges -- was responsible for getting him to a hospital, Porter said.
Goodson's fellow officers involved say that he is to blame for not ensuring Freddie Gray's safety in the back of the police van.
Two of the six Baltimore City police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray are now suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. The officers filing suit are Sergeant Alicia White and Officer William Porter — both are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter for Gray’s death last April. White […]