In his decision to order separate trials for each of the six Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, legal analysts say Judge Barry Williams has shaped how prosecutors and defense attorneys alike will craft their strategies in months to come.
An attempt by defense lawyers to put Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby and other city prosecutors on the witness stand at a scheduled motions hearing next week in the case against six Baltimore Police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray has been rejected.
Two Baltimore police officers charged with assault in Freddie Gray's arrest have asked to be tried separately from two other officers charged with more serious crimes in his death. They've also asked for statements they made to investigators following the incident to be suppressed.
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.
Freddie Gray's autopsy provides important insights into how prosecutors will handle the case against the six officers charged in his death, analysts said, bringing greater clarity to an incident that has provoked almost as much confusion as it has outrage.
The attorneys for the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray on Friday filed a motion to dismiss the case and asking for the recusal of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, claiming "overzealous prosecution" and an array of conflicts of interest.
Widespread outrage over the death of Freddie Gray gave way to impromptu celebrations on Friday after Baltimore's chief prosecutor charged six police officers who had arrested and transported him and ignored his pleas for medical help.
The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – who died last month after being injured in police custody – have been charged criminally, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday.
Freddie Gray briefly locked eyes with police about 8:39 a.m. on a breezeless, impoverished corner in West Baltimore, setting in motion a series of events that continue to spark protests nearly two weeks later. But unanswered questions remain.
Tensions remained high across Baltimore Tuesday, from the West Baltimore neighborhoods where hundreds of protesters called for the prosecution of police to inside City Hall, where council members quizzed police brass looking for answers as to how Freddie Gray died in police custody. Protesters turned out for a third consecutive day of demonstrations following Gray's death, this time gathering at the intersection where Gray was arrested and marching to the Western District police station.