The highly-anticipated trials against six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are now underway.
A number of people will play a role in what happens in court, including:
Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr. -- the driver of the police van in which Freddie Gray was injured -- is charged with second-degree depraved-heart murder. Sgt. Alicia D. White, Lt. Brian W. Rice and Officer William G. Porter are charged with manslaughter. Officers Edward M. Nero and Garrett E. Miller face lesser charges, including second-degree assault.
Gray, 25, suffered a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody on April 12. He died from those injuries on April 19. Peaceful protests against police brutality were staged across the city during the week following. Then, hours after Gray's funeral on April 27, students and other residents began clashing with police officers near Mondawmin Mall, and portions of the city quickly spiraled into rioting, looting and arson.
The defense attorneys:
Officer Goodson: Matthew Fraling, Sean Malone, Andrew Graham
Officer Miller: Catherine Flynn
Officer Nero: Marc Zayon
Officer Porter: Joseph Murtha, Gary Proctor
Lt. Rice: Michael Belsky, Chaz Ball
Sgt. Alicia White: Ivan Bates, Tony Garcia
Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow
Deputy State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe
Deputy State's Attorney Antonio Gioia
Assistant State's Attorney Matthew Pillion
Assistant State's Attorney Lisa Goldberg
He has been an associate judge with the Baltimore City Circuit Court since December 2005. Williams holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia and a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.