Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: william porter

With charges dropped, Freddie Gray officers turn attention to civil cases (access required)

Though criminal proceedings against the six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray have concluded, five of them will continue waging a legal battle – this time as plaintiffs. Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White and Officers ...

Read More »

Judge drops charges, fellow officers take stand in Rice trial (access required)

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

William Porter, Linda Tripp and a rarity in Md. criminal proceedings (access required)

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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. ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

State urges appellate court to uphold order on Porter testimony (access required)

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 ...

Read More »