LI: Freddie Gray: Prosecution’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Trial
From my post today over at Legal Insurrection:
As we’ve previously discussed, State prosecutors in the trial of van driver Officer Caesar Goodson were forced at the last minute to change their theory of the case from “Murder by Failure to Provide Medical Care” to “Murder by Rough Ride” after the evidentiary foundation for the prior theory evaporated.
Yesterday prosecutors called as a witness a purported expert on “rough rides.” Apparently the cross-examination of this witness by the defense was nothing short of brutal.
In addition, it’s being reported today that prosecutors have taken to explaining away their imploding case by claiming–for the first time ever in these Freddie Gray” trials–that police detectives deliberately threw the investigation so as to prevent convictions.
To read the whole thing, click here.