While discussing recent deadly attacks against police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke stopped to offer some “good news” onstage at the Republican National Convention on Monday: A Baltimore officer charged with the involuntary manslaughter of Freddie Gray had been acquitted.
A Baltimore judge has scheduled the retrial of Officer William Porter, who faces who faces manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct charges in the death of Freddie Gray, for June. According to the Associated Press, five other officers are due to go on trial before then.
On Tuesday, Judge Barry Williams told jurors to keep deliberating in the trial of William Porter for the death of Freddie Gray after they sent him a note saying they were deadlocked, the Baltimore Sun reports. Porter is charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office.
A man who was arrested during the civil unrest in Baltimore, in April, following the death of Freddie Gray, is suing the Baltimore police department for wrongful arrest, excessive force, false imprisonment and battery. Allegedly, when asked for his badge number, the arresting officer replied, “It’s 666. I’m the devil.”
A judge ruled today that statements made by Baltimore Police Sgt. Alicia D. White, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the April death of Freddie Gray, will be admissible for use in her trial. White’s attorney had petitioned that the statements be suppressed, claiming without intentional irony that White’s rights were violated during an interrogation by the Baltimore Police Department.