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With charges dropped, Freddie Gray officers turn attention to civil cases

Marilyn Mosby addresses reporters Wednesday after prosecutors dropped criminal charges against the six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

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 ...

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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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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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William Porter, Linda Tripp and a rarity in Md. criminal proceedings

Joseph Murtha represented Linda Tripp, in photos behind him, when she was charged in 1999 with illegally recording phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky. The case involved the only Kastigar hearing in Maryland history, where prosecutors were unable to prove they were not using any immunized testimony as part of their case. A similar hearing could happen with Officer William Porter, who is also represented by Murtha.
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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 ...

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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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Court of Appeals has questions for lawyers on both sides of Freddie Gray cases

Officer Edward Nero, left, Lt. Brian Rice, attorney Ivan Bates and Officer Garrett Miller leave the Maryland Courts of Appeal building in Annapolis on Thursday afternoon. The Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in five cases related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray last year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

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

From top row, left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, the six police officers charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)

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

Officer William Porter, right, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks into a courthouse during jury deliberations, Dec. 16, 2015, in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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

Officer William Porter

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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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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