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

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
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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.

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

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