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Prosecutors now must decide whether they will place Porter on trial for a second time.
A Baltimore judge has declared a mistrial in the trial of William Porter, the first of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, after jurors were unable to agree on a verdict, reports the Baltimore Sun.
A jury convened last month to decide the fate of Porter, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for failing to secure Gray in the police van and not getting him the appropriate medical attention.
Yesterday afternoon, the 12-person jury—made up of of seven African-Americans—told a judge that they were unable to reach a verdict on any of the charges. The judge ordered them to continue deliberations, but declared a mistrial earlier this afternoon.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys will reportedly meet tomorrow to seek a new trial date. Porter could face up to 25 years in prison.
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