Events canceled amid potential verdict in trial of Officer William Porter


#1

Baltimore police have canceled all leave this week out of an abundance of caution. A source told the 11 News I-Team that dozens of police officers from other departments are already in Baltimore as part of beefed up BPD plan to deal with any possible disruption.wbaltv.com/news/events-canceled-amid-potential-verdict-in-trial-of-officer-william-porter/36960820

                                         Jury deadlocked in Baltimore police officer's trial  [news.yahoo.com/jury-deadlocked-baltimore-police-officers-trial-204859882.html](http://news.yahoo.com/jury-deadlocked-baltimore-police-officers-trial-204859882.html)

#2

In what is a perceived legal blow for prosecutors, the jury was hung and the judge declared a mistrial in the trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter in the case of Freddie Gray’s death after sustaining injuries while in custody. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hung-jury-trial-baltimore-cop-freddie-gray-case-n481296


#3

Obviously, I was not present at the trial. Has anyone been able to explain exactly how Freddie Gray suffered the fatal injury? You have to have more evidence than that he died while in custody to convict someone beyond reasonable doubt.

The prosecution engaged in a lot of questionable behavior in preparing for this case, and the City of Baltimore seemed to try to influence a decision by quickly settling a civil suit with Gray’s family. The usual way to get a big civil settlement is to wait for a verdict in a criminal case where the standard of proof is greater which makes the civil verdict very easy.


#4

There are two key things that provide reasonable doubt:

  1. Freddie Gray had a history of faking injuries and intentionally injuring himself while in law enforcement custody for the purpose of extracting settlements from the city.

  2. Another prisoner in the van said he believed Freddie Gray was intentionally trying to injure himself by “banging against the walls.”


#5

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