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Baltimore judge receives MSBA section’s criminal practice award

Baltimore Police Death Judge

Before Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams made national headlines presiding over the Freddie Gray police officer trials, he was a prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. Williams, who has been on ...

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Freddie Gray prosecutors defend their case, strategy

Deputy State's Attorney Janice Bledsoe and Chief Deputy Michael Schatzow, the lead prosecutors in the Freddie Gray cases, take reporters' questions Thursday at the state's attorney's office.  (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Baltimore prosecutors continued Thursday to accuse police of meddling into their investigation of Freddie Gray’s death and stood by their theory of the case one day after State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the dismissal of charges against the three ...

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New prosecutors face ‘heavy burden’ in Miller pretrial hearing

Officer Garrett Miller leaves the Court of Appeals in March. The top court ruled earlier this year that Miller and five other officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray can be called to testify against co-defendants so long as they are granted use and derivative use immunity.
(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Officer Garrett Miller is scheduled this week to become the fifth officer tried in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. But he will be the first tried after testifying in a fellow officer’s case, necessitating a unique pretrial hearing ...

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Defendant in next Freddie Gray case puts focus on ‘clean team’

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A different set of state’s attorneys will take the reins for the next trial of an officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. But first, Officer Garrett Miller wants a hearing to prove prosecutors don’t know anything ...

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Judge drops charges, fellow officers take stand in Rice trial

Officer Edward Nero leaves the court in May. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

A Baltimore judge dismissed a misdemeanor count against one of the officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray Monday after the state rested but the lead charge of manslaughter remained as the defense case began. Prosecutors wrapped up their ...

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Few changes to state’s case as fourth Freddie Gray trial begins

Lt. Brian Rice, one of the six members of the Baltimore Police Department charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, arrives at Baltimore City Circuit Court on Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore prosecutors began the fourth trial for an officer charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray with no new factual allegations but an emphasis on Lt. Brian Rice’s role as a shift supervisor responsible for making decisions and ...

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