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Marilyn Mosby Wants Separate Trial for 2 Cops in Freddie Gray Death

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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby 
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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby
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Marilyn Mosby has asked a judge to order a separate trial for two of the six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death, according to the Associated Press.

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For reasons that are unclear, the Baltimore state’s attorney filed court documents Friday asking a judge that the officers, William Porter and Lt. Brian Rice, be tried separately from their co-defendants, the report says.

Both men are charged with reckless endangerment, misconduct in office, second-degree assault and manslaughter, a felony, according to the news outlet.

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Sgt. Alicia White faces the same charges as Porter and Rice, as does Caesar Goodson, who also faces a “depraved-heart” murder charge, notes the report. Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero face misdemeanors.

Gray, 25, was arrested in April after running away when he saw patrol officers, and received a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Mosby announced charges against the officers in May, saying that Gray’s death was a homicide, his arrest was illegal, and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter.

“The findings of our comprehensive, thorough and independent investigation, coupled with the medical examiner’s determination that Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide,” she said at the time, “has led us to believe that we have probable cause to file criminal charges.”

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Read more at the Associated Press.

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