A Baltimore grand jury has indicted all six police officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray, the city’s top prosecutor announced Thursday. The officers, who remain free on bail, will be arraigned July 2, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said at a news conference.
The charges are nearly identical to those she announced three weeks ago, including the most serious — second-degree depraved-heart murder against the van driver, Officer Caesar Goodson Jr.
Mosby said that “additional information has been discovered,” resulting in some revision of the initial charges. The grand jury added counts of reckless-endangerment against some officers and dropped false imprisonment and assault against others.
Two officers, Edward Nero and Garrett Miller, were indicted on second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for “failure to perform a duty regarding the safety of a prisoner” and for an illegal arrest, Mosby said.
Caesar Goodson, who drove the van, faces manslaughter and a second-degree “depraved heart” murder charge, as well as misconduct in office and second-degree assault. Sgt. Alicia White, Lt. Brian Rice and Officer William Porter are each charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office. Those officers also face reckless-endangerment charges.
Ivan Bates, an attorney for White, said he is “looking forward to seeing Ms. Mosby in court and proving that Sgt. Alicia White is innocent.”