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Officers arrested in Freddie Gray case taken to jail without handcuffs
Officers arrested in Freddie Gray case taken to jail without handcuffs

Inside the security gates of Baltimore's jail, suspects who face charges for murder, manslaughter and other violent crimes typically are escorted from vehicles in handcuffs. But when three of the city officers charged in Freddie Gray's death arrived at the jail on May 1, they were not restrained — and one was greeted with a hug. Caesar R. Goodson, Jr., William G. Porter; and Edward M. Nero, three of the six officers who surrendered on May 1 to face charges for Gray's death, climbed out of a black police van without handcuffs. As Goodson, who faced a charge of second degree murder, left the van inside Central Booking, he briefly hugged another man while Porter and...

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