Prosecutors: Baltimore officer gave Freddie Gray a 'rough ride' in police van. by Paul McGrew and Joy Lepola. Officer Caesar Goodson gave Freddie Gray a. A rough ride is a form of police brutality in which a handcuffed prisoner is placed in a police van without a seatbelt, and is thrown violently about by driving the. 23 Jan Mayor Says Body Cam Will Help Sort Out LAPD's Rough Removal Of a Metro train for apparently refusing a police officer's order to take her.