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William Porter:  Hung jury in Freddie Gray ‘s manslaughter trial
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William Porter: Hung jury in Freddie Gray ‘s manslaughter trial

BALTIMORE --  The jury is out in William Porter 's manslaughter trial, but, with no actual decision as to the fate of the former Baltimore police officer.  According to  Circuit Judge Barry Williams, the jury, announced Wednesday that they were deadlocked in decision making and unable to actually determine a decision at this time. Porter, is the first of six officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray, who died at their hands while handcuffed and shackled in the back of a police van. Medical examiners at the time announced that Gray had died of a broken neck, among other things, after reportedly having been "slammed" against the back of the police van. Prosecutors in the case are sticking to their guns, with claims, that  all of the officers involved knew what they were doin...
William Porter takes the stand in Freddie Gray trial
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William Porter takes the stand in Freddie Gray trial

And it has people talking. During Wednesday's trial in the death of Freddie Gray, Porter, one of six officers to stand trial in Gray 's death -- openly testified that the reason he didn't call medical support into that van the day Gray died was because "Gray gave no proper or valid explanation as to why or how there was a medical emergency". Porter's defense team is on the offense this week following the testimony, after, it had surfaced in Porter's own testimony that he had heard "Gray ask for medical help" but claims it wasn't inside of the van. Furthermore, Porter claims that he had actually tried to get Gray taken to the hospital during the "routine stop" following Gray's arrest -- but couldn't order the driver to do so because "no emergency was present".  
William Porter ‘s manslaughter trial is now in full swing
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William Porter ‘s manslaughter trial is now in full swing

BALTIMORE --  The trial of William Porter, et the death of Freddie Gray, is officially and formally in its first full week. Now, prosecutors are knee-deep attempting to convince onlookers in the trial and the jury that Porter knew he was violating police protocol and policy when he failed to provide medical attention to Gray when he allegedly asked. Prosecutors face an uphill battle from this point, considering, most are unsure whether or not they'll successfully be able to convince others that Porter knew there was a "high risk"  of death or serious injury by not getting Gray proper medical attention at the time of his arrest in that vehicle. Porter, is the first of six officers standing trial in Gray's death. Others, however, face more hefty charges ranging from also manslaughter -...
A Weekly Roundup of  William Porter ‘s Murder Trial
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A Weekly Roundup of William Porter ‘s Murder Trial

In the death of Freddie Gray. Five Things We Seen in Day 2 Of  William Porter’s Murder Trial Day 1 of William Porter’s murder trial in the death of Freddie Gray (unfortunately he’s only getting manslaughter)  brought tears; nervousness, and uneasiness to most of Baltimore. Daily News has been on ground since the trial started, most, are uneasy to say the least about what the potential verdict may be. During yesterday’s Day 2 of the trial, some of which, was unexpected — shocking video footage of Gray’s arrest surfaced in the courtroom. The video was the first time the jury saw Gray arrested by police, shouting [screaming] with people and bystanders pleading with police to stop. The video was reportedly shot by bystander Kevin Moore. The video serves as  a pivotal moment in the pros...
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