Friday, June 10, 2016
Goodson Trial: Judge Rejects Dismissal, Admonishes Prosecutors, Seven Witnesses Called
The trial of Officer Caesar Goodson wrapped up for the day at around 4:45 p.m.
The first day of this trial included seven prosecution witnesses, all testifying in about a three hour period this afternoon.
Witnesses included Officer Caesar Goodson’s field training officer, Officer Dennis Smith.
He said Goodson was trained in how to put a prisoner into a seat belt in his van, and Goodson knew it was required.
Also testifying, the crime lab technician who took photos of the van that carried Freddie Gray, and the city purchasing officer who approved the purchase of the 2011 van.
This trial almost ended before it began, when Judge Barry Williams held a hearing on a defense request to dismiss the charges against Officer Caesar Goodson, over the state’s failure to tell the defense they interviewed Donta Allen.
at 6/10/2016 09:15:00 AM