The wait continues for justice for Freddie Gray. A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the case of Officer William G. Porter as jurors deliberated three days only to continue to be deadlocked:
At trial, prosecutors accused Porter not of brutality but indifference, saying he “callously” failed to take simple steps required by Police Department rules — securing Gray with a seat belt and getting him medical attention when he asked — that could have saved his life.
During closing arguments, Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe held up a seat belt and clicked it for jurors.
“That’s all it would have taken,” she said.
Porter is the first of six officers to be tried for Gray’s death while in police custody.
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