Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Freddie Gray case: Hung jury in trial of Baltimore Officer William Porter....By CNN.Com

Updated 0205 GMT (1005 HKT) December 17, 2015
Baltimore (CNN)They're on opposite sides of a controversial case that's sparked protests and left a city on edge.
But Baltimore police Officer William Porter and a lawyer representing Freddie Gray's family seemed to agree on at least one thing after jurors said they were deadlocked and a judge declared a mistrial in the case against Porter Wednesday.
    "It's not over yet," Porter told The Baltimore Sun in a brief phone conversation Wednesday evening, according to the newspaper.
    Bill Murphy, an attorney for Gray's family, gave a similar assessment to reporters.
    "This hung jury does not mean it's the end of Officer Porter's case," he said.
    But what happens next is anyone's guess.
    Porter was one of six officers charged in connection with the death of Gray, a 25-year-old who died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody. Prosecutors will decide whether to retry the case. CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT CNN.COM
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