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What happened Tuesday?

» The trial of Lt. Brian Rice began with preliminary motions, including a defense request to dismiss the charges. Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams denied that motion.

» Williams ruled that prosecutors committed another discovery violation when — just days ago — they turned over to the defense 4,000 pages of documents related to Rice's training. Williams ruled that prosecutors committed another discovery violation when — just days ago — they turned over to the defense 4,000 pages of documents related to the training.

» Prosecutors may not present evidence of his training since becoming an officer, Williams ruled. The prosecution will be allowed to cite the agency's general orders and Rice's police academy training.

» Rice opted for a bench trial, with Williams deciding his fate. In the two previous cases, Williams cleared officers who faced similar or more serious accusations. The trial will begin Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

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