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After Goodson's acquittal, other officers in Freddie Gray case ask judge to dismiss charges

After Goodson's acquittal, other officers in Freddie Gray case ask judge to dismiss charges

The four Baltimore police officers still awaiting trial in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray have filed fresh motions asking that their cases be dismissed, based on "defects" in the prosecution.

The defects, the officers' attorneys argued, relate to two recent disclosures — one by a Baltimore sheriff's major, who said he agreed with prosecutors to sign off on the officers' charges without personal knowledge of their basis, and another by a police detective, who said prosecutors prompted her to provide misleading testimony to the grand jury that indicted the officers.

Attorneys for Lt....

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