On Wednesday, the State’s Attorney’s office dropped the charges against Officer Garrett Miller, Officer William Porter and Sgt. Alicia White, the officers still awaiting trial for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in April of 2015.
Officers Edward Nero, Caesar Goodson and Lt. Brian Rice were acquitted of all charges earlier this year. Officer William Porter’s trial ended in a hung jury last December. He is the only officer to ask for a jury trial; his retrial was set to begin in September. In a news conference held on a sidewalk at the Gilmore Homes, the neighborhood in which Freddie Gray grew up, State’sAttorney Marilyn Mosby called into question law enforcement’s role in investigating Freddie Gray’s death, saying “There was a reluctance and an obvious bias consistently exemplified, not by the entire Baltimore police force, but by individuals within the Baltimore Police Department, at every stage of the investigation.” Attorney Edward Smith and University of Baltimore law professor David Jaros join Tom for an analysis of how these trials have affected the Baltimore Police Department, and what they could mean for the future of police-community relations in the city.