Freddie Gray Case: Judge Declares Mistrial in William Porter Trial as Jury Fails to Reach Unanimous Verdict

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
William Porter (right), one of six Baltimore City police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, walks to a Baltimore courthouse with his attorney Joseph Murtha on Nov. 30, 2015, for jury selection in his trial, for which a judge declared a mistrial Dec. 16, 2015.
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A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter, the first of six officers to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray, forcing Judge Barry Williams to declare a mistrial.

According to CNN, jurors told the judge Tuesday that they were unable to reach a unanimous decision, and Judge Williams ordered them to continue deliberating. On Wednesday jurors returned and were deadlocked on reaching a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against Porter.

“The judge told the prosecution and defense attorneys to appear in administrative court Thursday morning to set a new trial date,” CNN reports.


The news station notes that prosecutors will decide whether to retry the case.

Read more at CNN


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