Earlier today a judge rejected a motion by the defense to dismiss the case against the 6 Officers involved in Freddy Gray’s death. Following that – a ruling on how the trial(s) would be conducted…
Trying the officers separately, will be a longer process, but will establish individual culpability.
It’s “not in the interest of justice” to try them together, a judge ruled.
A judge has ruled that all six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray’s death will be tried separately.
Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams denied the state’s motions to try three of the officers as a group. He said evidence against any of the three is not mutually admissible and “not in the interest of justice.”
Gray, a 25-year-old black man, died a week after sustaining injuries following his arrest on April 12.
His death sparked riots and unrest in Baltimore for days following his funeral.
The trial for all six officers was initially set for Oct. 13. Dates for the new trials have not yet been set.