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What you need to know about the mistrial in Officer Porter case

Why was the mistrial declared? Jurors reported that they could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges — involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office — facing Officer William G. Porter.

Could there have been a split decision? That was possible if jurors were unanimous in deciding to convict or acquit on a specific charge. In that case, a mistrial would have been declared on the remaining charges.

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Why were jurors split? Judge Barry G. Williams did not specify the issues that led to the deadlock of the 12-member jury. During the trial, prosecutors and defense attorneys battled over issues ranging from the time of Freddie Gray's injury to officer discretion in following Baltimore Police Department policies.

What happens now? Williams was to hold one or more scheduling conferences in his chambers with prosecutors and defense attorneys to discuss a new trial date. Porter will be retried in June.

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