First cop to face trial over Freddie Gray’s death walks FREE from court as judge declares a mistrial after juryfailed to reach a verdict


The first police officer charged with Freddie Gray’s death has walked free after the jury failed to deliver a verdict.Officer William Porter, 26, was one of six cops charged with killing Gray, who broke his neck and died in custody in Baltimore in April.However, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams declared a mistrial after a hung jury was declared on all four counts on Wednesday afternoon. Lawyers will meet tomorrow to set a new court date.Protesters screaming their anger at the verdict outside the courthouse were seen being arrested on Wednesday.The result will come as a major blow for prosecutor Marilyn Mosby, who drew international attention by charging six officers within just weeks of Gray’s death – a speedy decision that analysts now wonder could have been too quick to build a case.


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