Baltimore Officer William Porter Must Testify Against Colleagues in Freddie Gray Case, Court Rules 

A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Police Officer William Porter must be made to testify against the five other officers who were charged in Freddie Gray’s death.

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Police Officer William G. Porter arrives for trial at the Baltimore City Circuit Courthouse East on Dec. 16, 2015, in Baltimore.

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William Porter, one of the Baltimore police officers charged in the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, will have to testify against his fellow officers involved in the case, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday, USA Today reports

Gray's death triggered tensions in the city that ultimately erupted into rioting in Baltimore and protests across the nation. Six officers were charged in the 25-year-old's death. Gray had been put in a police van without a seat belt. At some point during the 45-minute ride, Gray suffered an ultimately fatal injury to his spine that is believed to have resulted from a sudden stop. 

Porter is the first of the six officers to stand trial, but his first trial ended with a hung jury in December. He is currently awaiting his second trial for charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and assault. 

Back in September, the city settled with Gray's family for $6.4 million. 

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