BALTIMORE —Defense lawyers for six Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are trying to move the case out of Baltimore, a request that might also indicate how they try to defend their clients.
One big question moving forward is whether the officers will be tried together or separately. One defense strategy suggests that if the officers agree not to testify against each other, the case will fall apart.
"It is the prosecution that will want a consolidated trial. They want one trial for six people. It is for the convenience of witnesses, it's for the convenience of jurors, it's much less expensive to do it one time," said Doug Colbert, a University of Maryland School of Law professor.
Some legal experts believe that the defense might use a 1968 Supreme Court decision to keep pretrial statements by the defendants from being used in the case.