BALTIMORE (AP/WJZ) — A Baltimore judge will likely decide whether an officer charged in Freddie Gray’s death can be forced to testify at another officer’s trial.
The judge is holding a motions hearing Wednesday ahead of the trial for Caesar Goodson, who drove the police transport van where Gray was critically injured.
The judge has ruled that the jury will not remain sequestered, but will be anonymous. He also denied a request for a change in venue.
The jurors will also be able to view the police van, he ruled.
Judge Barry Williams also denied a request that jurors hear information on Gray’s past medical history — but said if relevant later he may allow it.
Prosecutors want William Porter, whose trial ended in a mistrial last month, to testify against Goodson and Sgt. Alicia White.
Porter’s attorneys filed a motion Monday saying Porter will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if called to the stand.
Porter’s new trial date is June 13.
So Porter can plead the 5th in testifying on his belhalf and the other officers?
Just look at the rats scrambling….
Breaking News: Judge Williams has ruled #WilliamPorter is compelled to testify in the #GoodsonTrial.