quinta-feira, 17 de dezembro de 2015

USA: aborted trial of police charged with death of African-American

William Porter is the first of six police officers to face the courts. The trial was aborted for lack of agreement between the jurors about the verdict.

The family lawyer Gray says "a disagreement between jurors is not unusual. About of 5% of all criminal cases tried in the County [of Baltimore] resulting in disagreement. Most back on trial and a large percentage of cases resulting in convictions. So a jury disagreed does not mean the end of the case of Porter ".

The police officer was declared "not guilty" to charges of unpremeditated murder, neglect and misconduct.

The death of a young African-American man of 25 years, inside a police vehicle, the 19 of April, sparked riots in Baltimore and a wave of protests across the country.

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