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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