Officer Ceaser Goodson, the driver of the transport van that transported Freddie Gray and ultimately killed him, will become the third of the six officers to go on trial.
On Monday, Goodson elected for a bench trial which means that his fate will be decided by the same judge that acquitted Officer Edward Nero, who was also charged in the Freddie Gray case. Nero was one of the three bicycle officers that was involved in the initial encounter with Gray.
CNN analyst Andrew Alperstein said that Goodson choosing a bench trial could help his case because Judge Barry Williams has done a good job at removing his emotions him the case.
Goodson, who goes on trial today, faces the most serious charges. They are second-degree depraved-heart murder, second-degree assault, misconduct in office, involuntary manslaughter, manslaughter by vehicles (gross negligence), manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence) and reckless endangerment.