Prosecutors turned over vast trove of evidence to lawyers representing six police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, court documents show — including some 8,000 pages of the officers' emails, CCTV videos and statements by more than a dozen civilians.
Inside the gates of Baltimore's jail, suspects who face charges for murder, manslaughter and other violent crimes typically are escorted from vehicles in handcuffs. But when three of the city police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death arrived May 1, they were not restrained — and one was greeted with a hug.
Defense attorneys for the six officers involved in the Freddie Gray case on Wednesday filed a motion to switch venues, claiming that they "cannot receive a fair and impartial trial in Baltimore City."
A Baltimore grand jury returned indictments against the six officers charged earlier this month in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Thursday.
Defenders of one of the police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray described her Wednesday as an exemplary officer who was city-born and raised and who went the extra mile to help her community.
When charges were announced Friday against Alicia White for the death of Freddie Gray, her phone started buzzing from journalists and bail bondsmen. The problem was, they were calling the wrong Alicia White.
Like Freddie Gray, Baltimore police officer William Porter is a 25-year-old African American who grew up in the city. But while Gray's life in Sandtown-Winchester on the west side was marked by a number of arrests, Porter was a straight-arrow east-sider who became a cop and who still lives with his parents near Loyola University of Maryland.
The highest-ranking officer charged in Freddie Gray's death once had his weapons seized by Carroll County Sheriff's deputies after his ex-girlfriend called to report she was alarmed when he said could not go on, according to police documents.
Officer Edward Nero, 29, joined the police force in 2012. He earned a $44,773 annual salary in 2014 and lives in a Cape Cod-style home near Bel Air Middle School.
Officer Garrett Miller, one of the officers who chased Freddie Gray when he fled from Lt. Brian Rice, joined the Baltimore Police Department in 2012 and earns $45,000 annually. The 26-year-old lives in Freeland near the Pennsylvania border.