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Court won't postpone officers' trials in Freddie Gray case

Six officers are charged in Gray's arrest and death in custody

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore judge is refusing to postpone the trials of three police officers in the Freddie Gray case.

The orders involving Lt. Brian Rice and officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero were released Thursday. All are charged with assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment. Rice is also charged with manslaughter.

Nero's trial is set for Feb. 22. The others are scheduled in March.

They had asked Circuit Judge Barry Williams to stay proceedings until appellate courts decide if another officer awaiting retrial on related charges can be forced testify against them.

Williams found the motion inappropriate. He wrote that the state was merely trying to delay the trials until after the manslaughter retrial of Officer William Porter.

Six officers are charged in Gray's arrest and death in custody.

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