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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Freddie Gray: 2nd officer must testify against colleagues

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore Circuit judge on Wednesday ordered a second officer to testify against his colleagues on charges arising from the 2015 death of Freddie Gray, the black man fatally injured in a police transport van.

Judge Barry Williams granted a request from prosecutors to force Officer Garrett Miller to testify against Officer Edward Nero and Lt. Brian Rice as they await planned trials May 10 and July 5 respectively. Defense attornesy for Miller, who faces scheduled trial July 25, opposed the motion.

Nero, Miller and Rice are among six officers being prosecuted in Gray’s death. Each faces assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office charges. Rice faces an additional manslaughter charge, as does Officer William Porter, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer Caesar Goodson. Goodson also has been charged with second-degree murder. All pleaded not guilty.


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