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Judge denies motion to compel Porter's testimony

Posted: 3:36 PM, Jan 20, 2016
Updated: 2018-12-31 21:31:21-05
Judge denies motion to compel Porter's testimony

A judge has denied a motion to force Baltimore Police Officer William Porter to testify against three other officers also charged with the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

Judge Barry G. Williams ruled Wednesday afternoon Porter does not have to testify against Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero, and Lt. Brian Rice. 

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Nero's trial is scheduled for Feb. 22. The trials of Officer Caesar Goodson and Sgt. Alicia White are on hold pending a decision from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals over whether Porter should have to testify in those trials as well. 

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

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