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Analyzing The Nero Verdict And The Baltimore Police Trials To Come

May 25, 2016

Baltimore police officers charged in connection to Freddie Gray's arrest and death.
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How will Monday's not-guilty verdict in the trial of Officer Edward Nero, combined with last year’s hung jury in the case of Officer William Porter, affect the State’s Attorney’s case against Ceasar Goodson, the police van driver whose trial is slated to begin early next month?   He’s the next Baltimore police officer to be tried in connection with Freddie Gray's death from injuries sustained while in police custody in April 2015. And what will be the impact of the newly-released Appeals Court ruling, which compels the indicted police officers to testify in each other’s trials? This morning, legal analysis from attorney Edward Smith and University of Baltimore law professor David Jaros, who join Tom in Studio A.