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Freddie Gray Case Trials.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the trial of a Baltimore police officer who is charged with manslaughter in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was injured in the back of a police transport van (all times local). After learning of the discovery violation, attorneys representing Officer William Porter asked Judge Barry Williams during a Monday bench conference to dismiss the case, grant a mistrial and exclude testimony from the state’s medical experts.

Carol Allan, the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Freddie Gray, and ended with testimony from an emergency medical technician who found Gray unresponsive at the Western District police station. Prior to the seating of the 12-person jury last week, about 150 potential jurors had been screened for any business or personal connections to more than 200 potential witnesses and stakeholders in the case.

D’antuono’s message: “It stops with cops.” He says he’s trying to persuade police officers not to let fellow officers get away with sometimes deadly violence against defenseless citizens. But Porter’s defense team contends that Gray had a previous back injury – something supported by Gray’s newly revealed statement – and also is attempting to poke holes in the connection between Gray’s injury and Porter’s role in the 45-minute transport van ride that ended with Gray on the ground and unresponsive. Prosecutors say Porter is partially responsible for Gray’s death for failing the buckle him into a seatbelt, and for not calling a medic when Gray indicated he was injured.

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