Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Case Will Be Tried Separately

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Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Officer Edward M. Nero, Officer Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William G. Porter, Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White (bottom L-R),
Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Officer Edward M. Nero, Officer Garrett E Miller (top L-R), Officer William G. Porter, Lt. Brian W. Rice, Sgt. Alicia D. White (bottom L-R),

The Baltimore 6 are being split up for trial. A judge ruled that each of the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray will be tried separately. That denies a motion by State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office to split the officers into three groups.

According to the AP, Williams said evidence against the three officers is not “mutually admissible,” meaning any evidence submitted in connection with one officer can only pertain to the specific charges against them. The six officers face a host of charges, from manslaughter to malfeasance in office.

Earlier in the day, Williams denied a motion by the officers’ attorneys to drop the charges, and recuse Mosby from the case. While the judge admonished Mosby for sharing that police had cooperated with the investigation, he ultimately said it did not amount to prosecutorial misconduct that should disqualify Mosby.

As the case played out inside the courtroom, protests returned to Baltimore streets, as activists called on the judge to keep Mosby on the case, and keep the charges against the officers. One man, identified on Twitter as local activist Kwame Rose, was arrested after a confrontation on Pratt St. But the protests were largely peaceful, officials said.

Hearings are scheduled to resume Sept. 10, when Judge Williams considers whether the case should be tried in Baltimore City.



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