Prosecutors rest case in Freddie Gray trial
BALTIMORE (AP) - The prosecution rested its case today after calling about 15 witnesses in the manslaughter trial of a Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
Gray was a 25-year-old black man who died April 19, a week after his neck was broken during a 45-minute ride in handcuffs and leg shackles in the back of police van.
Officer William Porter, who is also black, is charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
If convicted on all charges, he could face about 25 years in prison. Porter is the first of six officers charged in connection with Gray's death to go on trial. His trial began last Wednesday.
Porter's attorneys will begin their case as early as tomorrow.
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