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Court’s order for Porter to testify could have ‘monumental consequences’

Officer William Porter, center, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, leaves the Maryland Court of Appeals on Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Md. Maryland Court of Appeals heard the oral arguments in five cases related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

In a precedent-setting decision, Maryland’s highest court ruled Tuesday that a criminal defendant can be compelled to testify against co-defendants so long as they are granted immunity. The Court of Appeals ordered Officer William Porter to testify against his fellow ...

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Md. police accountability bill concerns Democrats, Republicans

Legislation aimed at making police departments more responsive to community concerns following riots in Baltimore last spring drew scorn Tuesday from Democrats who say the bill does not go far enough and scorn from Republican legislators concerned that the proposed statewide reform effort fails to address the unique law enforcement needs of each jurisdiction.

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State urges appellate court to uphold order on Porter testimony

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General has encouraged an appellate court to uphold Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams’ order that Officer William Porter testify against other officers on trial for their role in connection with the death of ...

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