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    Court Declares a Mistrial in First Freddie Gray Case

    It’s a “temporary bump on the road to justice,” the family’s lawyer said. After three days of deliberations, Judge Barry Williams declared a mistrial in the case of Officer William Porter, one of six Baltimore cops charged with involuntary manslaughter following the April death of 25-year-old Gray in police custody. The jury deliberated for over 16 hours but couldn’t reach a unanimous decision. The city remains on alert for possible unrest over the non-verdict, and a new trial date could be set as early as today.

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