Judge Declares Mistrial of Baltimore Cop in Freddie Gray Case

by HALIMAH ABDULLAH and KATIE WALL  |  published on December 17, 2015

In what is a perceived legal blow for prosecutors, the jury was hung and the judge declared a mistrial in the trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter in the case of Freddie Gray’s death after sustaining injuries while in custody.

Porter was charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in the April 19th death of Gray, who died a week after his neck was broken during a ride in the back of a police van. Gray’s death and the subsequent unrest in Baltimore brought to the fore long simmering tensions in Baltimore and across the nation over socioeconomic disparity and the relationship between law enforcement and the minority communities they serve.

  • ADRoberts

    And why did the reporter NOT state what was supposed to be Porter’s actions and guilt that this piece of racism called the DA filed charges.
    Just exactly what did Porter do? I will tell you what he did. NOTHING.
    And he would have been found NOT GUILTY has there not been so many racists on the jury.

    • Gnowark

      The full article mentioned Porter didn’t fasten Gray’s seat belt (which was a 6-day-old policy procedure change). Other officers were charged with up to 2nd degree murder by Mosby, while (according to WikiPedia) ” Alan Dershowitz said that he believes Mosby overcharged the officers in an attempt to satisfy protesters and prevent further disturbances. Former Baltimore Prosecutor Page Croyder penned an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun where she described Mosby’s charges as reflecting “either incompetence or an unethical recklessness.” Croyder opined that Mosby circumvented normal procedures “to step into the national limelight”, and that she “pandered to the public,” creating an expectation of a conviction

      • ADRoberts

        Justice is ignored. She had no desire for justice. Not even being a black officer would protect anyone from this degree of corruption.
        God help us
        Is there any option exception revolution? Yes. The nation turning back to God
        II Chronicles 7:14

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