In this March 3, 2016, file photo, Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, leaves the Maryland Court of Appeals in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
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A Baltimore police officer charged with murder in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray waived a jury trial Monday and will be tried by a Maryland judge instead.Jury selection was to have started on Tuesday, and Goodson's trial will begin on Thursday.Legal experts say that officers normally opt for a bench trial because they think judges are more likely to acquit or impose a lighter sentence for a conviction.In a bench trial last month, Williams acquitted Officer Edward Nero of misdemeanor charges that included second-degree assault.
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