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Freddie Gray case: Judge orders William Porter to testify in other trials

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William Porter and Freddie Gray

BALTIMORE — Baltimore police Officer William Porter will have to testify in the cases of two other officers facing charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a judge ordered Wednesday.

Barry Williams ordered Porter to testify in the trials of Officer Caesar Goodson and Sgt. Alicia White. Porter’s attorneys said they will file an appeal.

Porter was the first of six officers to go on trial in the closely watched case involving Gray, a 25-year-old detainee who suffered a fatal neck injury in April after being shackled and placed without a seat belt in a police van. Gray’s death set off citywide demonstrations and calls for justice.

After jurors deadlocked, a mistrial was declared in Porter’s trial last month. A court spokeswoman has said Porter will face a retrial in June.