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):
A judge will begin calling potential jurors into a conference room one by one during the second day of jury selection in the trial of Officer William Porter.
He is one of six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury he suffered in custody.
On Tuesday, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams questioned a pool of about 75 prospective jurors, and 46 indicated that they have been a victim of or suspect in a crime, been incarcerated or have criminal charges pending against them. Two potential jurors said they personally knew Gray, while 14 people indicated that they have family members who work in law enforcement.
On Monday, Williams individually interviewed more than 60 potential jurors. Williams told the prospective jurors in the pool of 75 to return to court on Wednesday unless notified in the interim that they have been dismissed.
Jury selection has entered its second day in the trial of William Porter, one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams is bringing in a second set of about 75 prospective jurors Tuesday after questioning a group of similar size Monday. Court spokeswoman Terri Charles says some members from both groups will be brought back Wednesday.
Porter is charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
Gray was a 25-year-old black man who died of a critical spinal injury he suffered on April 12 in the back of a police van.
Prosecutors say Porter failed to render aid to Gray, who repeatedly asked for medical attention.
His death prompted widespread protests and rioting.
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