Mistrial Declared For First Officer Tried In Freddie Gray Death
William Porter is one of six officers charged in the April death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Caesar Goodson is scheduled to be tried next.By Jamal Andress | December 16, 2015
The judge in the trial of officer William Porter, the first of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, has declared a mistrial. The jury is reportedly hung on all charges.
Porter is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.
Freddie Gray died in April, a week after injuring his spine while riding in the back of a police van. Gray's death was ruled a homicide by Maryland's chief medical examiner who says, while Gray was transported, "safety equipment was available but not used."