The sad thing here is too many of us won’t be surprised. Today (Dec. 16), a mistrial was called in the case of Officer William Porter in the death of Baltimore native Freddie Gray, whose murder by police led to rioting in the city.
Reports the Los Angeles Times:
A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter, after jurors told a judge it could not reach a verdict on any of the four charges against him.
The panel had informed the judge on Tuesday that it was deadlocked, and Judge Barry G. Williams had ordered them to continue deliberations.
Porter, 26, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He is the first of six police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray.
The other five officers are set to go on trial next year. The District Attorney will determine whether to pursue another trial of Porter.
Will there ever be justice for Freddie Gray?