Update: New Trial Date Set for First Officer in Freddie Gray Case

Update: New Trial Date Set for First Officer in Freddie Gray Case

After 15 hours of deliberations, a jury could not come to a decision in the case of Officer William Porter, one of the six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April. A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday.

Published December 21st

UPDATE 12/21/2015:

A new trial date has been set for June 13, in the case of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April. A judge declared a mistrial in his case last week. The five other officers are scheduled to face a jury in 2016 as well.


PREVIOUS 12/16/2015:

After 15 hours of deliberations, a jury could not come to a decision in the case of Officer William Porter, one of the six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray in April. A judge declared a mistrial Wednesday.

This comes after the jury was deadlocked on Tuesday and the judge sent them back to further deliberate. Porter was facing a total of 25 years in prison and it is not certain if he will return to court in the future for another trial.

Prosecutors accused Porter of not getting medical attention for Gray, whose severe spinal injuries following a "rough ride" with cops resulted in him falling into a coma and dying a week after his arrest. Porter's charges included manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment for his involvement. 

The jury was comprised of seven women and five men. 

Protesters have gathered outside of the Baltimore courthouse where the trial took place. 


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(Photo: Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File) 

Written by Natelege Whaley

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