New Trial Dates Announced for 6 Baltimore Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death

The delay allows a court to decide if one officer can be forced to testify in the others' trials while waiting for his own retrail

Judge Barry G. Williams and attorneys selected new trial dates for the six Baltimore Police officers charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray last year.

The trials were delayed while Maryland's highest court decided on whether Officer William Porter, whose December trial ended in a hung jury, could be ordered to testify against the five other officers facing charges. The Court of Appeals sided with prosecutors, who asked Williams to compel Porter to testify.

Porter's lawyers argued unsuccessfully that using his testimony against the other officers violates his Fifth Amendment rights.

The following trial dates will be formally set at a hearing Wednesday morning:

  • Edward Nero: May 10
  • Caesar Goodson: June 6
  • Brian Rice: July 5
  • Garrett Miller: July 27
  • William Porter: Sept. 6
  • Alicia White: Oct. 13

Each is charged with assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment. Goodson, Porter, Rice and White are also charged with manslaughter in the death of Gray, who died April 19, a week after he suffered a broken neck in the back of a police van. Goodson also faces the most serious charge of second-degree murder.

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