After three days of deliberations, the Baltimore jury was unable to reach a verdict in the first trial of a police officer associated with the death of Freddie Gray. U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings said he has been informed prosecutors will attempt a retrial.
The judge sent the panel back to deliberate.
In closing arguments on Monday, prosecutors called Baltimore police Officer William Porter “callous” and “indifferent” to Gray’s suffering. Porter is the first of six officers charged in Gray’s death.
One of the last witnesses was a Baltimore police captain who said the officer “went beyond what many officers would have done” when he checked on Gray.
Taking the stand in his own defense, Officer William Porter testified that he sought to assist Gray but was uncertain that his injuries were real.
Defense attorneys will take their turn Wednesday in the first of six trials for Baltimore police officers charged in death of 25-year-old black man.
Officer William Porter, the first of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man in Baltimore who died in police custody, claims he sought help for Gray.
One of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray offered his version of events in a video interview shown in his trial Friday.
The first of six trials for Baltimore police officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray turns to a series of cell phone videos where Gray can be heard screaming.
Opening arguments have begun in the trial of William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers facing charges associated with the death of a young black man in police custody in April.
Officer William Porter goes on trial Monday on charges related to the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died while in police custody. The trial is the first of six associated with Gray’s death.
The protests that brought down top officials at the University of Missouri were the culmination of a decades long rift between black athletes and the school.
University police said it was investigating reports that a suspect had spray painted over the “Black” portion of the Black Culture Center sign.
The once-proud athletic department at Winston-Salem State tried to compete in big-time (and big-money) college sports — a rarity for an HBCU. When that backfired, the school returned to its roots and its former glory.
In a city wrestling with fast-rising housing costs and demographic change, a security guard’s attack of a poor black man at Whole Foods has come to represent what many black residents fear: Oakland wants them out.
Billy McDonald rose to political power in a little Mississippi beach town on the strength of his resilience and colorful personality. But when Hurricane Katrina hit Pass Christian, it took everything from him and his city.
To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.
Despite the heated debate over removing the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol Grounds, Governor Nikki Haley’s office said she sent and received no emails on the subject.
“We stopped ourselves from going over a cliff.” Since Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of New Orleans 10 years ago, the city has changed in big, gentrifying ways. And Mayor Mitch Landrieu, for one, is proud of it.
New Orleans is the latest city to reconsider Confederate symbols following the massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston last month.