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4th Circuit stays civil suits against Mosby pending appeal on immunity issue (access required)

A federal appeals court has stayed civil proceedings against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby while she appeals a judge’s ruling that she is not immune from the lawsuits filed by five of the officers charged in connection with the death ...

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Prosecutors test Court of Appeals ruling in Porter case (access required)

Without knowing the logic and limits of the Court of Appeals’ decision that Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his co-defendants in the Freddie Gray cases despite his pending retrial, Baltimore city prosecutors have moved to compel ...

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Court’s order for Porter to testify could have ‘monumental consequences’ (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Freddie Gray defendants claim improper appeal by state (access required)

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 (access required)

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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State seeks Md. high court review of Freddie Gray appeals issue (access required)

The state attorney general’s office has asked the Court of Appeals to take on the appeals pending for five of the six Freddie Gray cases and resolve the issue of the state’s immunity statute as it applies to Officer William ...

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