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Prosecutors test Court of Appeals ruling in Porter case

Baltimore city prosecutors have filed a motion to compel Officer Garrett Miller, left, to testify at Officer Edward Nero’s trial, scheduled to begin May 10. The Court of Appeals has ruled Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his co-defendants in the Freddie Gray cases but has not given its reasoning, leaving some court observers to wonder if Miller’s testimony will be permissible. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

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’

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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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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Porter’s defense lays groundwork for shifting blame

Joseph Murtha, the attorney for police officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray, walks to courthouse East for the third day of jury selection on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in Baltimore.  Porter faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. The charges carry maximum prison terms totaling about 25 years. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Defense attorneys for Officer William Porter presented possible alternate theories about responsibility for Freddie Gray’s death Monday morning through cross examination of the assistant medical examiner who performed Gray’s autopsy. “I think the defense did score some points,” said Baltimore ...

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