Jury Deadlocked in Freddie Gray Trial, Judge Orders Juror to Continue Deliberations

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If convicted, Officer William Porter faces up to 25 years in prison.

After nine hours of deliberation, the jurors in the first Freddie Gray trial are deadlocked.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the 12-person jury has been unable to reach a verdict in the case of William Porter, the police officer on trial for failing to properly secure Gray into a police van and not seeking medical attention for the 25-year-old man. A judge has ordered that the jury continue deliberations.

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A judge heard closing arguments in the case yesterday. If convicted, Porter, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment, faces up to 25 years in prison.

City officials are urging the public to remain peaceful after a decision is reached.

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