Community reacts after Goodson verdict, calls for peace at North & Penn

Protesters outside courthouse Thursday as not-guilty verdict handed down to Officer Goodson (Courtesy @LarryCFOX45)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Leaders, community activists and Baltimore neighbors are reacting to Thursday's verdict in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson in the Freddie Gray case.

At North & Penn, the location of last year's riots, a lone protester called for peace:

In downtown Baltimore, FOX45's Larry Collins streamed live from outside the courthouse catching moments like State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby leaving the building:

Sheriff's Deputies are on guard and prepared to divert traffic. Demonstrators are keeping signs at their side that read messages demanding justice.

After the outcome was announced, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said, "I am proud that we as a community have come together to move our city forward over the past year. I know that the citizens of Baltimore will continue to respect the judicial process and the ruling of the court."

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