Bail for youth who broke police-car window dramatically higher than that for officer charged with second-degree murder of Freddie Gray

Allen Bullock, the young man who helped smash the windows out of a police car last Saturday, is being held on $500,000 bail for one count of riot, two counts of malicious destruction of property over $1,000, two counts of rogue and vagabond, one count of disorderly conduct, and one count of theft less than $100. Bullock, who is 18 years old, turned himself into police, as first reported by the Guardian, when his stepfather told him that the police would "find him, knock down our door and beat him."

By contrast, Caesar R. Goodson, the driver of the wagon in which Freddie Gray was mortally wounded, is being held on $350,000, much less than the bail of Bullock, though Goodson is being charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, manslaughter by vehicle (gross negligence), manslaughter by vehicle (criminal negligence), and misconduct in office. Garrett Miller, also facing two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office, and one count of false imprisonment, and Brian Rice, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter, two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office, and false imprisonment, also have bail set at $350,000. Edward M. Nero, who was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, two counts of misconduct in office, and one count of false imprisonment, is facing $250,000 bail.

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