Protesters and Baltimore Police started gathering this morning before today’s pretrial hearing for the six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
About 30 people protesting, surrounded by media pic.twitter.com/gjeiBRnY6W
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) September 2, 2015
The trial begins in October, roughly six months after Gray’s death when the 25-year-old suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody.
Baltimore Judge Barry Williams has denied motions to dismiss the case and recuse Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby. Williams has also denied a joint-trial for officers; all six officers will be tried separately.
Separate trials means only evidence relevant to the charges against the officer being tried will be admitted against him/her. #FreddieGray
— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) September 2, 2015
This morning, protester arrests have been made, including that of Kwame Rose, a protester who made headlines earlier this year for confronting Fox News anchor Geraldo Rivera about his network’s reporting
— deray mckesson (@deray) September 2, 2015
Rose can be heard saying in the Vine he was hit by a car, as the crowd around him tells police to “let him go.”
— Marcus Washington (@MarcusNBC) September 2, 2015
The six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are Caesar R. Goodson Jr., the officer driving the police van that held Gray at the time of injury. He faces a second-degree depraved-heart murder charge. Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White, and Officer William G. Porter are all charged with manslaughter, while officers Edward M. Nero and Garrett E. Miller face lesser charges, including second-degree assault.