LI: Freddie Gray Case: Appellate Court Puts Hold On Officer’s Compelled Testimony


From my post over at Legal Insurrection:

Well, that was (appropriately) quick.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state’s mid-level appellate court, today issued an order halting trial Judge Barry Williams’ order that Baltimore Police Officer William Porter could be compelled to testify in the trial of fellow officer Caesar Goodson despite the fact that Porter is awaiting his own re-trial.

The order from the Court of Special Appeals, written by Chief Judge Peter B. Krauser, does not seem to be publicly available yet (if anybody has a copy they can send me, let me know in the comments below), and news reports leave the order’s full legal rationale and legal is unclear.

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