A Judge in the Freddie Gray case has decided to let the trials of the six police officers to be held in Baltimore. Circuit Judge Barry Williams decided that the trial should stay in Baltimore after lawyers argued that the trial should be outside of the city where Gray was killed.
Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow said that such a request was a “insulting to the citizens of Baltimore.” While the decision was being made, there were protesters outside of the courthouse. Judge Williams also decided that the all six officers will be tried in separate trials for their role in the death of Gray.
The officers, William Porter, Edward Nero, Garrett Miller, William Goodson, Lt. Brian Rice and Sgt. Alicia White all face reckless endangerment charges in the death of Gray. Three of the officers, Rice, Porter and White face an additional charge of manslaughter while Goodson faces second degree murder. It’s who will be tried first.
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