Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby suffered a humiliating loss as another Baltimore officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray was acquitted of all charges.
The officer who was acquitted, Caesar Goodson Jr., was driving the police van in which Gray suffered.
This is the third failed conviction for Mosby’s team in this case.
If you remember, Mosby was very quick to see “justice” or Freddie Gray’s death and she went after six police officers in an attempt to quell the riots and protests that completely divided Baltimore in April, 2015.
“To the people of Baltimore and demonstrators across America, I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace,’” Mosby said at a news conference last May.
Of all the officers, Goodson faced the most serious of charges and when Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams found him not guilty of any of the charges, you can bet Team Mosby went into a full panic.
This isn’t looking good for Mosby, who also failed to persuade a jury to convict Officer William Porter or Officer Edward Nero in previous cases. A jury was unable to reach a verdict against Porter and he will be retried in September.
Goodson’s acquittal could make it difficult for Mosby to prosecute any of the remaining officers involved in this case.
This also shows that Mosby rushed to judgment when she sought justice and that her case against the officers never had any merit.