Freddie Gray Officer Must Testify Against Cops
Maryland’s highest court has ruled that a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray must testify against his colleagues while he awaits retrial.
The ruling, issued by the Court of Appeals, sided with prosecutors who asked a judge to compel William Porter to testify against the five other officers facing criminal charges in connection to Gray’s death.
Porter’s first trial ended in a hung jury in December.
The rulings affirmed Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams’ decision to force Porter to testify against two of the officers and reversed the judge’s decision that Porter did not have to testify against the three other officers.