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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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