Judge Declares Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case

A Baltimore judge declared a mistrial in the case of a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray. 

Circuit Judge Barry Williams announced Wednesday that the jury couldn’t reach a decision after three days of deliberating in the trial of Officer William Porter. 

Porter was the first of six officers to stand trial in connection to Gray’s death. 

Porter was charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. 

Prosecutors say Porter checked on Gray several times, but ignored his cries for help in the back of a police van. 

Gray died of a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody in April. 

It’s unknown at this time if prosecutors are going to retry Officer Porter following the hung jury. 

An administrative hearing is scheduled for Thursday to discuss a possible retrial date. 

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