The Baltimore police lieutenant who ordered and oversaw the West Baltimore arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in April 2015 is scheduled to begin standing trial Monday on charges he violated internal police policies in the process.
The Montgomery County internal affairs officer who interrogated Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. about his role in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, had the tables turned on him during the second day of Goodson’s administrative trial Tuesday.
Baltimore prosecutors have determined that a city SWAT officer was justified in shooting a man threatening two small children with a knife in West Baltimore in March, and federal agents were justified in shooting a man who allegedly pulled a gun on them in South Baltimore in May.
The Baltimore City Council is deeply divided over a proposal to impose a mandatory 1-year jail sentence for carrying a handgun in much of Baltimore — holding an impromptu 45 minute debate on the idea Monday before the measure had even been formally introduced.
Less than a year from the Democratic primary election, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has invested much of her image as Baltimore's top prosecutor in youth and community engagement. She hopes her office's programs break down citizens' distrust of law enforcement — and help keep young people on the right track in a city where crime continues to spike.