First Officer Goes To Trial In Death Of Freddie Gray In Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (RNN) – A judge has ordered a jury in Baltimore to continue deliberating after they reported Tuesday they had not reached a verdict in the trial of police officer William Porter.

The jury sent a note to the judge that they were deadlocked, one day after they began deliberations. Porter is the first of six officers on trial in the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

Prosecutors were content Porter ignored Gray’s pleas for medical help. They also argued that Porter, who was driving the police transport van, went against department policy by not securing Gray properly in the back of the vehicle.

Gray suffered spinal cord injuries while in the back of the van. That resulted in his death a week later after falling into a coma.



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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