Judge Barry G. Williams asked potential jurors in a Baltimore courthroom a series of questions Monday as he tried to narrow a pool of city residents down to a set of jurors and alternates.
Williams — aiming to seat a jury for the trial of Officer William Porter, one of six charged in the death of Freddie Gray — requested that they stand and give their juror number if they had a response or question.
- Would you give "more or less weight" to testimony from an officer simply because they are an officer? Seven jurors stood.
- Are you or an immediate family member law enforcement? 12 stood.
- Have you or your immediate family been the victim of crime, been arrested/charged/convicted, or facing pending charges? 38 stood.
- Do you have strong feelings about the charges Porter faces? 26 stood.
- Do you have "strong feelings" about Freddie Gray or Porter being African American? 1 stood.
- Do you have strong feelings about the race, sex, religion, etc., of the defendant, witnesses, etc.? 1 stood.
- Do you believe you can not serve on jury because of medical issues? 10 stood.
- Do you believe you can not serve on jury for another reason? 29 stood.
Find live coverage of Tuesday's proceedings here.