The key people to know in the Freddie Gray case

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:


The officers:

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.


Freddie Gray:

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

The prosecutors:

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

The judge:

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.

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