Conflicting testimony fills Baltimore officer’s trial


BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Judge Barry Williams will be sorting through plenty of contradictory and confusing testimony when he decides the case of a police officer charged with murder in the death of a black prisoner whose neck was broken in a transport van.

The trial of Officer Caesar Goodson heads into its seventh day Friday. This week, the reliability of witnesses has been under constant fire.

Attorneys have battled to challenge witnesses from the arrested man who rode in the van with 25-year-old Freddie Gray to the lead detective’s testimony about what the medical examiner initially thought caused Gray’s death.

The city’s chief deputy said Thursday that he tried to have the lead detective removed from the case last year because he believed she was “sabotaging the investigation.”

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