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Attorney general asks state's highest court to intervene in Freddie Gray cases

Attorney general asks state's highest court to intervene in Freddie Gray cases

The Maryland attorney general's office is asking the state's highest court to take up competing appeals in the Freddie Gray case, which would freeze all proceedings indefinitely as the next trial date nears.

The agency, representing the Baltimore state's attorney's office, has petitioned the Court of Appeals to bypass the lower-level appeals process and expedite a review regarding questions over whether Officer William G. Porter can be compelled to testify against other officers while still facing his own charges.

Porter was ordered by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams to testify in two of the officers' cases,...

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