Fort Lauderdale Remote Studio liveshot discussing the breaking news in Baltimore, where the prosecutor has just announced the arrests of all six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Our state of the art green screen studio (servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and all of South Florida) welcomed back, criminal defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh who was our studio guest live on Fox News’ The Kelly File. Mark and fellow criminal defense attorney, Arthur Aidala, discussed the breaking news with Megyn Kelly, giving their legal analysis and perspective on the case that has attracted nationwide attention.
Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby held a press conference announcing that a grand jury has indicted all six officers. The most serious of all the charges is a second degree murder charge with a “depraved heart” meaning that the officer had indifference to human life. Four of the officers (including the officer charged with second degree murder) are charged with involuntary manslaughter. The grand jury also added a charge of reckless endangerment against each of the officers.
The charges stem from the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray, a week after he suffered a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. His death sparked outrage within the community as protestors took to the streets. While most of the protesters were peaceful, there were some who vandalized and destroyed property, burned down local businesses and battled forcefully with police.
The case is now moved to Baltimore Circuit Court, where all the officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2. All the officers posted bail, following their arrest and bond court appearance before a judge. Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. is the officer charged with the second degree murder charged and could potentially be sentenced to as much as 60 plus years in prison. The other five officers face a maximum sentence between 20 to 30 years if convicted.