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.