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Freddie Gray case: Judge to hold hearing ahead of trial of Officer Miller

Baltimore Police Officer Garrett Miller was compelled against his will to testify in the trial of Officer Edward Nero under a limited form of immunity that prevents prosecutors from using anything he said on the stand against him at his own trial. Before Miller's trial can begin Wednesday, Baltimore...

Freddie Gray case trials & Baltimore unrest

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  • How Tasers work

    How Tasers work

    A Taser fires two electrified darts up to 25 feet to cause neuromuscular incapacitation, as described below. The device also can be used in drive-stun-mode, which causes localized pain. Read the full investigation: Shocking force: Police in Maryland didn't follow Taser safety recommendations in...

  • Agencies with highest Taser use, 2012-2014

    Agencies with highest Taser use, 2012-2014

    Baltimore City police top the list for number of Taser discharges. Baltimore County ranks second with half as many firings. These two departments, together with  Montgomery County, make up nearly half of all Taser use in the state. Below are the 15 agencies with the most discharges. Source: Governor's...

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Two killed, four shot and wounded, one stabbed Sunday in Baltimore

Two men were shot to death in Baltimore on Sunday, four others were wounded by gunfire, and a woman was stabbed. A man was shot several times about 5:30 p.m. in the Gay Street neighborhood of East Baltimore, police said. He was found in the 900 block of N. Caroline St. and taken to a local hospital,...

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Freddie Gray: In-depth coverage

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  • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

    Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

    The lead Baltimore police detective in the Freddie Gray investigation said she reluctantly read to grand jurors a summary of evidence provided by prosecutors that she believed was misleading, according to police records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. Hours later, the grand jurors issued criminal...

  • The faces of Baltimore's unrest: Where are they now?

    The faces of Baltimore's unrest: Where are they now?

    After Freddie Gray’s death, amid the unrest in Baltimore last year, dozens of local residents, protesters, rioters, clergy members, law enforcement officials and city leaders found themselves in the national spotlight. Many were captured in powerful photographs and videos that went viral online....

  • Promises of change after Freddie Gray's death echo the past

    Promises of change after Freddie Gray's death echo the past

    A young black man died after an altercation with police in West Baltimore, and tensions were running high. Significant discrepancies existed between the official police narrative and the recollections of witnesses. Police said the man had a knife and had resisted arrest. Civil rights advocates...

  • A year later, Baltimoreans discuss what Freddie Gray means to them

    A year later, Baltimoreans discuss what Freddie Gray means to them

    "What does Freddie Gray mean to you?" One year after the death of the 25-year-old West Baltimore man from injuries sustained while in police custody, The Baltimore Sun asked city leaders and residents what Freddie Gray means to them. "Justice and sadness," said Nikki Norwood.  "Hope and despair...

  • Jurors asked not to talk, documents filed under seal in Freddie Gray case

    Jurors asked not to talk, documents filed under seal in Freddie Gray case

    Judge Barry G. Williams has taken extraordinary steps to limit the information that becomes public in the criminal case against six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, including asking jurors not to talk about the first trial even after he declared a mistrial....

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