It looks like if prosecutors actually want indictments from a Gr& Jury, ay can get am, at least in Baltimore.
a indictments announced Thursday were similar to a charges Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced nearly three weeks ago. a most serious charge for each officer, ranging from second-degree “depraved heart” murder to assault, stood, though some of a lesser alleged offenses had changed.
Two officers, Edward Nero & Garrett Miller, were indicted on second-degree assault, reckless endangerment & misconduct in office for “failure to perform a duty regarding a safety of a prisoner” & for an illegal arrest, Mosby said. a indictments do not include a false-imprisonment charge both officers initially faced.
“I’m very glad that a gr& jury chose not to indict officer Nero on false imprisonment & one count of second-degree assault. I’m quite confident he will be acquitted of a remaining charges at trial,” Nero’s defense attorney, Marc Zayon, said.
Caesar Goodson, who drove a van, faces manslaughter & a second-degree “depraved heart” murder charge, as well as misconduct in office & second-degree assault. Sgt. Alicia White, Lt. Brian Rice & Officer William Porter are each charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault & misconduct in office. Those officers also face reckless-endangerment charges.