Deadlocked Jury Leads to Mistrial in Freddie Gray Case

Demonstrator Arthur Johnson carries a sign advocating justice for Freddie Gray on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, outside the courthouse in Baltimore where the trial of Offcer William Porter enters its second week. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)

(CNN) The judge has declared a mistrial in the case of Baltimore police Officer William Porter after jurors said they were deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against him. Porter was one of six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

Prosecutors will decide whether to re-try the case. Porter, who is black, faced charges including manslaughter, assault and reckless endangerment.

Gray, 25, died after being shackled and placed without a seat belt in a Baltimore City police van. His death on April 19 made him a symbol of the black community’s distrust of police. Three of the officers charged in his death are white; three are black.

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