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Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case as the Jury was in a Deadlock

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Fox News [1] reported:

The judge announced a mistrial Wednesday in the case of the first officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, after jurors in Baltimore announced they could not reach a unanimous decision.

Jurors deadlocked on all four counts: manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. After notifying Circuit Judge Barry Williams, he dismissed them, saying, “You have taken the time to listen.”

Wednesday marked the third day of deliberations in the case of William Porter, one of six officers charged in Gray’s death.

Three black men, four black women, two white men and three white women made up the jury. Gray was black. Porter is also black, as are two of the other five officers charged.

 

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