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“On May 1st our investigation revealed that we had enough probable cause to bring charges against the six officers,” stated Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney.

Mosby further explained that as their investigation continued, additional information was discovered and as is often the case, during an ongoing investigation charges can and should be revised based on the evidence.

“The Grand Jury, who also concluded there is sufficient evidence for probable cause, returned indictments on all counts presented to them.” Mosby said.

The indictments include the following charges with the respective maximum penalties. Arraignment is scheduled for July 2, 2015.

Officer Caesar R. Goodson, Jr.

  1. Second degree depraved heart murder (30 yrs.)
  2. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  3. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  4. Manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence) (10 yrs.)
  5. Manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence) (3 yrs.)
  6. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  7. Reckless endangerment (5 yrs.)

Officer William G. Porter

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.
  3.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4. Reckless endangerment (5 yrs.)

 Lt. Brian W. Rice

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.)
  2. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4.  Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  5. Reckless endangerment (5 yrs.)

Officer Edward M. Nero

  1. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  2. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4. Reckless endangerment (5 yrs.)

Officer Garrett E. Miller

  1. Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  2. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  3. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*)
  4. Reckless endangerment (5 yrs.)

Sgt. Alicia D. White

  1. Manslaughter (involuntary) (10 yrs.) 2) Assault/second degree (10 yrs.)
  2. Misconduct in office (8th Amendment*) 4) Reckless endangerment (5 yrs.)

*Any sentence that does not constitute cruel & unusual punishment.

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