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William Porter, Linda Tripp and a rarity in Md. criminal proceedings

The Court of Appeals set the stage for a rare kind of pretrial hearing in ruling Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his fellow officers with immunity despite his retrial scheduled for June. Though the court has ...

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

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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Court of Appeals has questions for lawyers on both sides of Freddie Gray cases

ANNAPOLIS – The judges on Maryland’s highest court expressed skepticism Thursday that the rights of six officers charged in the Freddie Gray cases would be trampled if the court did not intercede and overturn the trial judge’s interpretations of state’s ...

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Court of Appeals hears arguments in Freddie Gray case

ANNAPOLIS — Judges on Maryland’s highest court peppered lawyers with questions Thursday about whether an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray can be forced to testify against five colleagues, a case so unusual a lower judge said it ...

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Freddie Gray defendants claim improper appeal by state

Three of the officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray claim the Maryland Office of the Attorney General had no right to appeal a trial court order declining to compel Officer William Porter to testify against them. ...

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Immunity question in Porter appeal could end up in Supreme Court

Maryland’s highest court faces a case of first impression next week when it will be asked to determine whether Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his fellow officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray ...

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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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