Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mistrial for First Officer in the Death of Freddie Gray

Not a surprise, but Judge Barry G. Williams declared a mistrial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter in the Freddie Gray case.

After countless hours, jurors told a judge it could not reach a verdict on any of the four charges against him. Those charges included involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Porter is the first of six city police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray.

Word has it that the attorneys will pick a retrial date on Thursday morning. No word if the Porter's retrial will affect the trial dates for the other five officers involved in Freddie's death.

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