Update: Retrial Scheduled For William Porter in Freddie Gray Murder

On Monday, Baltimore Police Officer William Porter’s retrial was scheduled for June 13. Last week, a jury deadlocked and Porter’s trial was declared a mistrial. Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams also ruled that the trials for the five other officers indicted for their part in Freddie Gray’s death would go on as scheduled.

Via the Baltimore Sun:

The court announced Porter’s new trial date on Monday, after prosecutors met with Porter’s attorneys in Williams’ private chambers to discuss the rescheduling. The court also announced that the trial of Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr. — the van’s driver, who faces second-degree murder in Gray’s death — will proceed as scheduled on Jan. 6.

However, the new date for Porter’s trial still had to be officially read into the court record, which occurred in an administrative courtroom Tuesday morning. The proceeding, before Circuit Judge Alfred Nance, only lasted a few minutes.

William Porter Freddie Gray Trial“You plan to go forward with this as a retrial?” Nance asked.

“Yes, your honor,” said Deputy State’s Attorney Jan Bledsoe.

Bledsoe was joined by Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow. The pair argued the case before the jury in Porter’s first trial.

Also there was Porter’s attorney Joseph Murtha. Porter was not there, having waived his right to appear at the scheduling hearing.

Before the proceeding, Bledsoe and Schatzow chatted casually with Murtha.

Porter’s trial date could change, or get canceled, between now and June depending on the outcomes of the other officers’ trials, all of which are scheduled to occur in consecutive order between January and March.

 


Police Clip Leather Badge holder and Chain Fits Security & Concealed Weapons  picture

Police Clip Leather Badge holder and Chain Fits Security & Concealed Weapons

$8.88



Vintage Police Patrolman Badge Pin - City Of Jackson Mississippi picture

Vintage Police Patrolman Badge Pin - City Of Jackson Mississippi

$89.99



U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPORTATION SUPERVISORY OFFICER'S BADGE #SDO 90291 picture

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE DEPORTATION SUPERVISORY OFFICER'S BADGE #SDO 90291

$175.00



OBSOLETE ARKANSAS HIGHWAY WEIGHTS & STANDARDS BADGE picture

OBSOLETE ARKANSAS HIGHWAY WEIGHTS & STANDARDS BADGE

$199.00



VINTAGE COLD WAR CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE BADGE - ID AND WALLET - OBSOLETE picture

VINTAGE COLD WAR CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE BADGE - ID AND WALLET - OBSOLETE

$285.00



Vintage United States Deputy Marshal Southern District Of Texas Badge picture

Vintage United States Deputy Marshal Southern District Of Texas Badge

$150.00



Vintage Bloomfield Ohio Metal Deputy Marshal Badge Police picture

Vintage Bloomfield Ohio Metal Deputy Marshal Badge Police

$300.00



American Police Academy Member Badge # 77-527 Obsolete. picture

American Police Academy Member Badge # 77-527 Obsolete.

$79.99



VINTAGE OBSOLETE LAW ENFORCEMENT NEW YORK SHIELD PIN BACK NY picture

VINTAGE OBSOLETE LAW ENFORCEMENT NEW YORK SHIELD PIN BACK NY

$75.00



Texas Police  off duty generic Badge picture

Texas Police off duty generic Badge

$59.99



Kelly W. Patterson

a lifelong resident of Las Vegas, who's been very active in local grassroots activism, as well as on a national level during his extensive travels. He's also the founder/main contributor of Nevada CopBlock, Editor/contributor at CopBlock.org and designed the Official CopBlock Press Passes. ____________________________________________________________________________ If you appreciate Kelly's contributions to CopBlock, consider donating to the CopBlock Network and/or visiting the CopBlock Store. ____________________________________________________________________________ Connect with Kelly at these social networks; Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.