Baltimore Judge: All Statements by Officers in Freddie Gray Trial Admissible
The statements made to investigators by two of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray can be used as evidence in their criminal trials, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams rejected motions by Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter to suppress statements they made before being charged. The judge said he concluded the officers spoke voluntarily to investigators, and were appropriately advised of their rights.
Lawyers for three of the other officers - Lt. Brian Rice and officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero - withdrew their motions to keep their clients’ statements from being admitted as evidence in their trials.
Officer Caesar Goodson, the transport van driver who was charged with second-degree murder in Gray’s death, didn’t give police investigators a statement.
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