The prosecution rested late Tuesday in the case against Officer William Porter, the first of six to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray.
The jury was sent home late Tuesday morning as Judge Barry Williams prepared to settle what he termed "legal issues," including a routine defense motion to dismiss based on a lack of evidence to proceed. That motion was denied.
Gray died April 19, one week after being injured in a police transport van after he was arrested. His death sparked protests and riots in the city. Porter is charged with second degree assault, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. The prosecution has been presenting its case since Wednesday afternoon.