Six Baltimore Officers Seek To Move Case, Say They Can’t Get Fair Trial


Defense attorneys for six police officers facing criminal charges in Baltimore’s Freddie Gray case are seeking to have the case tried elsewhere in Maryland, saying their clients can’t get a “fair and impartial trial” in Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun reports. The lawyers argued that a “presumption of prejudice” exists in the city. Gray, 25, was arrested April 12 after running from officers and suffered a severed spinal cord and other injuries in police custody. His death a week later led to widespread protests and rioting that prompted a curfew and a National Guard deployment.

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