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Back pay approved for officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case

Back pay for Officer Caesar Goodson, acquitted of all charges in the Freddie Gray case, was approved by the Board of Estimates on Wednesday. (WBFF)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Back pay for Officer Caesar Goodson, acquitted of all charges in the Freddie Gray case, was approved by the Board of Estimates on Wednesday.

Goodson was suspended without pay after charges were announced against him and five fellow officers. He is now set to receive nearly $88,000.

Goodson was the driver of the police van on the day of Gray's arrest.

Judge Barry Williams found him not-guilty of second-degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

He was the third of six officers charged in connection with Gray's arrest to go to trial, following Officer William Porter and Officer Edward Nero and was the second to choose a bench trial over a jury trial.

Nero also chose a bench trial and was acquitted of all charges. Porter is scheduled to be re-tried in September since his case ended with a hung jury in December.

Officer Nero and Officer Garrett Miller are suspended with pay in an admin capacity, police spokesperson TJ Smith confirmed Wednesday. Goodson remains suspended, but now with pay.

Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, and Officer Porter remain suspended without pay.

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