Jurors Deliberate over Baltimore Officer William Porter’s Fate
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say it would have taken just two clicks for Officer William Porter to save Freddie Gray's life: one click to buckle the shackled man into a seatbelt in the back of the police transport van; another click to call into his police radio for an ambulance after Gray said he needed a medic.
But Porter's attorneys say he did more than enough for Gray on the day the detainee's neck was broken in the back of the van. They say Gray's death had nothing to do with the officer's actions.
A Baltimore jury on Monday began deliberating the fate of Porter, the first of six officers charged in Gray's death to stand trial. He's charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
Deliberations continue Tuesday.
(Story by: The Associated Press)