Officer William G. Porter trial recap: Day 13

- A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter, after jurors told a judge it could not reach a verdict on any of the four charges against him in the death of Fredie Gray.

- Attorneys were to meet with Williams Thursday about scheduling a new trial for Porter. Porter is not expected to attend.

-Protesters demonstrated peacefully downtown. At least two people were arrested. A prayer gathering was held in Penn North.

 - Officer William Porter, reached by phone on Wednesday evening, said "it's not over yet."  - Gray's stepfather, Richard Shipley, said jurors "did the best that they could," while Gray's twin sister, Fredericka, joined protesters.  - Now that a mistrial has been declared, it is up to prosecutors to decide whether to put Porter on trial again. In making that decision, prosecutors must weigh their chances of securing a conviction in a subsequent trial, said J. Amy Dillard, associate processor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.  - The trials of the other five officers charged in Gray’s arrest and death were scheduled consecutively, with the next one starting in early January. It is unclear whether Porter's retrial will affect that scheduling.  

 

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