LI: Freddie Gray Trial: Mistrial Denied after State Fails to Disclose Evidence


From my post over at Legal Insurrection:

Judge Williams denied a mistrial yesterday in the "Freddie Gray" trial of Officer William Porter, despite the defense exposing that the State had failed to disclose evidence in its possession that Gray had a pre-existing back injury.

In addition, two of the State's experts apparently disagree on whether it was possible that Freddie Gray managed to win a Darwin Award by causing his own ultimately fatal neck injury.

On the issue of the withheld exculpatory evidence, the defense informed Judge Williams that they had become aware that Gray had previously made statements to a Baltimore police detective about having a pre-existing back injury, and this information had been passed on to the State's Attorneys office, as reported by WBAL television news:

To read the whole thing, click over to Legal Insurrection.