William G. Porter, 26, is charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake repeatedly stated the officers will get a fair trial in the city.

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A man who was arrested during the Baltimore protests -- sparked by the death of a 25-year-old unarmed Black man in police custody -- is suing the police department for excessive force, wrongful arrest and battery.

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 5:00 PM ET According to the Associated Press, Judge Barry Williams announced Tuesday that Officer William Porter will be the first officer charged in the unlawful arrest and death of Freddie Gray to go on trial. Porter was accused of “failing to provide of request medical care” for Gray during […]

UPDATE: Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:10 AM EST: A judge has ruled that trials for the six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and death will not be moved from Baltimore. This is a developing story. ————— As a second hearing for the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray begins Thursday morning, a judge will […]

The city of Baltimore is slated to pay the family of Freddie Gray a settlement of $6.4 million for his unlawful arrest and death.

An email obtained by the Baltimore Sun reveals that at the height of protests in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s death, former Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was untruthful about meeting with the 25-year-old’s family to quell tensions. The April 24 email from the Gray family attorney — one of nearly 7,000 emails and documents city officials […]

A request from State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to ban the release of evidence in the Freddie Gray case was rejected by a judge Monday, the Baltimore Sun reports. The request, brought forth by Mosby – who said she was concerned that defense attorneys would strategically release evidence that solely supported the officers – was denied […]

Not engaging with protesters on the day of Freddie Gray’s funeral was not a deliberate police slow-down, but a tactic used to protect officers and citizens, Baltimore police commanders tell the Baltimore Sun. The practice of standing down while protesters “looted, raided business and attacked officers,” the Baltimore Sun writes, was a way to prioritize […]

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby plans to seek a protective order that would block the release of Freddie Gray‘s autopsy report, arguing that she has a duty “to ensure a fair and impartial process for all parties involved,” reports the Baltimore Sun. Mosby also seeks to block other “sensitive” documents as she prosecutes the six […]

Unsanitary and dangerous conditions at the Baltimore City Detention center prompted civil rights lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union to file a motion Tuesday alleging the city’s facilities have led to “unnecessary suffering,” the New York Times reports. In the filing — which details the “dank and dangerous” conditions that serve as a host […]

In wake of Baltimore protests regarding the death of Freddie Gray, a group of active and retired New York Police Department officers visited the city in an effort to boost the morale and assist officers who may have been traumatized by the events. The group hails from the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance (POPPA) organization and they’re lending a sympathetic […]

Lawyers for the six officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case have filed papers to have the trial moved out of Baltimore, arguing they cannot get a “fair and impartial trial” in the city, according to the Baltimore Sun. In an 85-page motion filed Wednesday, the legal team requests a change of venue, […]