#UK The Latest: Jury selection for Gray trial enters 3rd day

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William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks to a courthouse for jury selection in his trial, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Baltimore. Porter faces charges of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the trial of a police officer accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal injury in the back of a transport van (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

A prospective juror for the trial of a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray says he was dismissed after telling the judge he had some “unfortunate” experiences with Baltimore police.

Franz Schneiderman said Wednesday he was interviewed individually by Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams after he indicated that he had been accused in or the victim of a crime.

Schneiderman said he told Williams that despite his experiences with Baltimore police, he believed he would be able to render a fair verdict. He was still dismissed.

Officer William Porter is the first of six officers to go on trial in the death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in custody.

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby arrived at the courthouse during a brief recess after a jury was seated. Opening statements are expected to begin shortly.

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11:10 a.m.

A jury has been seated in Baltimore for the trial of a city police officer facing manslaughter and other charges in the death of Freddie Gray.

The jury was seated Wednesday in trial for Officer William Porter, the first of six officers to go to trial.

The jury is made up of eight women and four men. The four alternates are men.

Gray was a 25-year-old black man who died in April from a spinal injury he suffered while riding in the back of a police transport van.

Opening statements may be heard as early as Wednesday.

Porter faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. He’s accused of failing to render aid after Gray asked for medical assistance.

Porter is also black.

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10:30 a.m.

Jury selection has resumed for a third day in the trial for a Baltimore police officer facing manslaughter and other charges in the death of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams has so far called in 150 prospective jurors. Williams asked jurors who had been called back Wednesday whether they had anything to report that might affect their ability to be fair and impartial. Only four said they did.

A jury could be seated Wednesday afternoon.

Officer William Porter is the first of six officers to go on trial in the death of Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in custody.

Porter is accused of failing to render aid to Gray, who was handcuffed and shackled but not buckled into a seatbelt in the back of a police transport van. Prosecutors say Gray repeatedly asked for medical attention.

Porter is expected to take the stand in his own defense.

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