A judge will decide the case of Officer Caesar Goodson, the driver of the transport van that carried Freddie Gray.
Goodson is charged with second degree murder depraved heart and six other offenses in connection with Gray's death.
Goodson, 46, opted for the bench trial over a jury trial this morning at the start of a pre-trial motions hearing.
This means Judge Barry Williams will decide this case.
Last month, it was Williams who found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of all charges, after he chose a bench trial.