Bal­ti­more cop must tes­tify in Fred­die Gray case

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

BAL­TI­MORE — A Bal­ti­more judge has ruled a po­lice of­fi­cer fac­ing charges stem­ming from the death of Fred­die Gray must tes­tify against his fel­low of­fi­cer at an up­com­ing trial. Bal­ti­more Cir­cuit Judge Barry Wil­liams ruled Wed­nes­day that Wil­liam Porter, whose trial ended in a mis­trial last month, can be com­pelled to take the stand in the trial of wagon driver Cae­sar Good­son. Good­son is fac­ing the most se­ri­ous charge of the six of­fi­cers charged in the case. Porter had pre­vi­ously said he planned to in­voke his Fifth Amend­ment right against self-in­crim­i­na­tion if called to the stand. Now, if he does, he can be held in con­tempt of court.

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