White and Porter are the third and fourth officers to receive backpay, after three officers were previously acquitted and charges against the remaining officers were dropped in Freddie Gray's death.
In the suit, the officers claim that Mosby and Cogen were aware the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements Mosby made at a May 1, 2015 news conference announcing the charges "were false."
Maryland Appeals Court orders Baltimore Officer William Porter to testify against fellow police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. The prosecutor argues that Porter is an invaluable witness in the state's case.
Prosecution and defense teams appealed to Maryland's highest court in the Freddie Gray Case. They are arguing about whether Officer William Porter must testify against fellow officers in the case.
Arguing that it would delay the upcoming trials of three other officers, Baltimore judge Barry Williams on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors cannot compel William Porter to testify at their trials, according to The Associated Press. Porter’s testimony was the cornerstone of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s case against five other officers charged in the death of 25-year-old […]
Porter's lawyers are pushing back against the motion, as they're afraid that the officer can incriminate himself while on the bench.
An appeals court has paused the trial to finish deciding on whether another one of the five other officers that was involved with Gray's death will have to testify.
The retrial for Officer William Porter is set to begin June 13, a date that follows the trials of the other five officers involved in the incident that left the 25-year-old Baltimore man dead.
Closing statements were heard Monday, leading the jury into deliberations to determine the fate of William Porter, one of six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
William Porter testified he wasn't aware he broke any police practices when he didn't seek medical attention for Gray.