What we know so far about the charged Baltimore cops

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Six Baltimore police officers were charged Friday in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died while in police custody after suffering a severe spinal cord injury. All six officers were taken into custody on Friday and posted bond later that day, according to NBC’s Baltimore affiliate WBAL.

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Here’s what we know so far about the six indicted officers.

Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., hired Aug. 18, 1999. Gross pay: $105,134.77.

Goodson, a 45-year-old black man, drove the police van that carried Gray to a local booking facility. Gray was placed in the van head first and on his stomach, according to Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who provided a time line Friday of Gray’s April 12 arrest. Officers did not secure Gray with a seat belt in the van, which is against Baltimore police protocol, Mosby said. Gray suffered a “severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcuffed, shackled by his feet and unrestrained” inside the police van, Mosby said. During the ride to booking, while Gray lay injured on the floor of the police van, Goodson made a stop to pick up another arrested individual, according to Mosby, who called that decision “grossly negligent.”

Goodson faces the most severe charge of second-degree depraved heart murder, which carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

Goodson faces the following charges:

  • Second degree depraved heart murder (30 years)
  • Involuntary manslaughter (10 years)
  • Second-degree assault (10 years)
  • Vehicular manslaughter (gross negligence) (10 years)
  • Vehicular manslaughter (criminal negligence) (three years)
  • Misconduct in office
    Caesar R. Goodson Jr.
    Caesar R. Goodson Jr.
    Courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department

 

 Lt. Brian Rice, hired Dec. 21, 1997. Gross pay: $83,846.38.

Rice, a 41-year-old white man, was reportedly hospitalized in April 2012 for mental health issues and his guns were confiscated, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The AP also reported that Rice had been placed on administrative suspension at least twice.

According to Mosby’s timeline, Rice was the first officer to make eye contact with Gray, which prompted Gray to flee. A foot chase ensued before Gray was ultimately arrested.

Rice faces the following charges:

  • Involuntary manslaughter (10 years)
  • Assault in the second degree (10 years)
  • Assault in the second degree (10 years)
  • Misconduct in office
  • Misconduct in office
  • False imprisonment
    Brian Rice.
    Brian Rice.
    Courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department

Officer William G. Porter, hired July 23, 2012. Gross pay: $51,142.68

Officer Porter, a 25-year-old black man, arrived at the police van transporting Gray after it had already been on the road, Mosby said. Along with Goodson, Porter checked on Gray, who told them he could not breathe. The officers asked Gray whether he needed medical attention, Mosby said, and Gray said more than once that he was in need of care. While Porter lifted Gray from the floor of the van to a bench, Mosby said Porter and Goodson did not restrain Gray nor call in a medic.

Porter faces the following charges:

  • Involuntary manslaughter (10 years)
  • Second-degree assault (10 years)
  • Misconduct in office
    William G. Porter.
    William G. Porter.
    Courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department

Officer Edward M. Nero, hired June 26, 2012. Gross pay: $51,421.40.

Officer Nero, a 29-year-old white man, was present during the initial confrontation with Gray. Nero and Baltimore police officer Garret E. Miller handcuffed Gray and found a knife on him, Mosby said. Nero helped move Gray to the police transport van. During a stop, Nero and other officers placed “flex cuffs” on Gray’s wrists and shackles on his ankles before loading him back in the police van again without a seat belt, according to Mosby.

Nero faces the following charges:

  • Second-degree assault (10 years)
  • Second-degree assault (10 years)
  • Misconduct in office
  • Misconduct in office
  • False imprisonment
    Edward M. Nero.
    Edward M. Nero.
    Courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department

Officer Garrett E. Miller, hired April 9, 2012. Gross pay: $51,076.65

Officer Miller, a 26-year old white man, was also part of the original group of officers who first apprehended Gray. Miller placed Gray in a “leg lace” restraining tactic, according to Mosby, while Nero held Gray down. Miller also appears to be the officer who signed a document charging Gray with alleged possession of a switchblade. The charging documented, filed at 11:25 p.m. ET on April 12, was signed by officer “G. Miller.” Mosby said that Gray’s knife was not a switchblade and was legal under Maryland law.

Miller faces the following charges:

  • Second-degree assault (10 years)
  • Second-degree assault (10 years)
  • Misconduct in office
  • Misconduct in office
  • False imprisonment
    Garrett E. Miller.
    Garrett E. Miller.
    Courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department

Sgt. Alicia D. White, hired April 23, 2010. Gross pay: $59,456.05

Sgt. White, a 30-year-old black woman, met the police van carrying Gray when it stopped to pick up the second arrested individual. White and the other officers saw that Gray was unresponsive on the floor of the van, Mosby said. White made no effort to provide medical care to Gray nor did she assess his condition, according to Mosby. White had been tasked with investigating two citizen complaints related to Gray’s arrest, Mosby said.

Gray was not breathing when he was finally carried out of the police van, and he was in cardiac arrest, Mosby said. Gray died a week later on April 19.

 White faces the following charges:

  • Involuntary manslaughter (10 years)
  • Second-degree assault
  • Misconduct in office
    Alicia D. White.
    Alicia D. White.
    Courtesy of the Baltimore Police Department

NBC News’ Tom Winter contributed reporting.

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What we know so far about the charged Baltimore cops

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