Mistrial Declared In First Freddie Gray Trial

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A mistrial has been declared in the trial of Officer Williams Porter, ABC News reports.

After deliberating for three days, the jury could not reach a decision regarding Porter’s connection to 25-year-old Gray’s death. Tuesday, jurors told the court that they were deadlocked; however, they were sent back to deliberate. But in the end, they were unable to determine Porter’s guilt or innocence.

“You clearly have been diligent,” Judge Barry G. Williams told jurors, according to The Washington Post. “You are a hung jury.”

As previously reported, Porter has been charged with second-degree assault, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He entered a not guilty plea to all charges.

Gray died last April after he was arrested in Baltimore by a group of officers. Records show that he sustained fatal spinal injuries after officers failed to strap him into the vehicle that transported him to a nearby precinct.

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