The jury only deliberated for two days, but it remained deadlocked. The Sun:
A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the trial of Baltimore Police Officer William G. Porter, after jurors told a judge it could not reach a verdict on any of the four charges against him.
“I do declare a mistrial,” Judge Barry G. Williams announced in a downtown courtroom.
Porter, 26, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He is the first of six city police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray.
Attorneys are expected to appear in court Thursday morning in front of an administrative judge to pick a retrial date. Porter is not scheduled to attend.
It’s unclear whether Porter’s retrial will affect the trial dates for the other five officers, who are scheduled to be tried separately and consecutively beginning Jan. 6.
Here’s what I want to know. What was the split of the jury? If it was hung 11-1 foot conviction, that’s one thing. But it’s totally different if it was 11-1 for acquittal. Hopefully we’ll find out soon.