State seeks to compel Officer Miller's testimony

Posted at 4:46 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 15:44:50-05

Prosecutors are seeking to compel Officer Garrett Miller, one of six Baltimore Police officers charged with last year’s death of Freddie Gray, to testify against two of his fellow officers.

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby filed motions last week asking the court to require Miller to testify against Lt. Brian Rice and Officer Edward Nero.

In the filings, Mosby acknowledged that Miller is likely to refuse to testify, citing self-incrimination, just as Officer William Porter refused to testify against his colleagues.

Porter was the first of the six officers to stand trial. His first trial ended with a hung jury, and he is scheduled for a second trial in June.

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Prosecutors tried to compel him to testify against the other officers, and the case made it all the way up to the Maryland Court of Appeals. Ultimately, the court ruled Porter must testify against the others.

RELATED: Maryland Court of Appeals rules William Porter must testify in other Freddie Gray cases

Nero’s trial is scheduled to begin May 10, and Rice’s trial is scheduled for July 5.

Gray’s death last April sparked days of riots in Baltimore. 

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