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    State of Maryland vs SGT. Alicia White - Trial/Jury Selection - *Charges Dropped*

    SGT. Alicia White, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office. Bail $350,000 - Trial: October 13, 2016.

    On April 12, 2015, Freddie Carlos Gray, Jr., a 25-year-old man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for possessing what the police alleged was an illegal switchblade knife. While being transported in a police van, Mr. Gray fell into a coma and was taken to hospital. Mr. Gray died on April 19, 2015; his death was listed as injuries to his spinal cord. On April 21, 2015, pending an investigation of the incident, six Baltimore police officers were suspended. Prosecutors stated that they had probable cause to file criminal charges against the six police officers who were believed to be involved in his death. The officer driving the van was charged with second-degree" depraved-heart" murder for his indifference to the considerable risk that Mr. Gray might be killed, and others were charged with crimes ranging from manslaughter to illegal arrest.
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    Two officers in Freddie Gray case sue Marilyn Mosby for defamation

    May 25, 2016

    Two officers charged in the death of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] are suing Baltimore State's Attorney [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for defamation and invasion of privacy, court records show.

    Sgt. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and Officer [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], who are both facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old's death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore Sheriff's Office Maj. Sam Cogen, and the state of Maryland in Baltimore Circuit Court on May 2, records show.

    The officers claim Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at her May 1, 2015, news conference announcing the charges "were false."

    "These among other statements were made not for the purpose of prosecuting crimes that had allegedly been committed by White and Porter, but rather for purposes of quelling the riots in Baltimore," the suit alleges.

    The officers had asked that the lawsuit be sealed to "avoid any suggestion" that they were "not complying with the spirit of" a gag order issued in their criminal cases by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, and to "avoid any additional pretrial publicity in connection with their upcoming criminal trials." They said they had to file the lawsuit earlier this month because of statute of limitations concerns.

    However, Judge Althea Handy denied the motion to seal the case on Wednesday, saying the officers had "failed to provide a special and compelling reason to preclude or limit inspection of the case record sufficient to overcome the presumption of openness" under Maryland law.

    The lawsuit lists the officers' attorney as Michael E. Glass, who could not be reached for comment.

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    Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

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    Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history.

    The startling move was an apparent acknowledgment of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well.

    It also means the office of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby will secure no convictions in the case after more than a year of dogged fighting, against increasingly heavy odds, to hold someone criminally accountable in Gray's death.

    Officer William Porter's trial ended with a hung jury and a mistrial in December, before Williams acquitted Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson and Lt. Brian Rice at bench trials in May, June, and July, respectively.

    In a hearing Wednesday meant to start the trial of Officer Garrett Miller, Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow told Williams that the state was dropping all charges against Miller, Porter and Sgt. Alicia White.

    Porter had been scheduled to be retried in September, and White had been scheduled to be tried in October.

    "All of our clients are thrilled with what happened today," said Catherine Flynn, Miller's attorney, outside the courthouse.

    The officers still face possible administrative discipline. Internal investigations, with the help of outside police agencies, are underway.

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    Baltimore Police Officer Alicia White, charged in Freddie Gray case, becomes the first to speak out

    November 17, 2016

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] was used to smiles in her native West Baltimore, but she was also getting stares. Sometimes strangers would come right up and ask.

    "Are you that officer?"

    To some, she'd demur. Other times the 30-year-old would acknowledge, yes — I'm the female officer charged in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]'s death.

    No one ever asked if she was guilty. Those close to her believe she couldn't possibly be culpable. But many in the city may never forgive her.

    For the past 18 months, her co-defendants either went to trial or were called to the stand to testify while she awaited her own trial. Out of public view, White spent much of the time grappling with crippling anxiety, and at one point was rushed to a hospital. The stress led her and her fiance to call off their engagement, and she spent months unemployed. Then, in July, all charges were dropped.

    Now, White is speaking publicly for the first time as she begins the process of clearing her name in the community and in the department, where an Internal Affairs investigation is pending. Next, she hopes to return to policing the streets of Baltimore.

    On the advice of her lawyer, White declined to discuss the details of the case but maintains she did nothing wrong. She is the first of the six officers charged in Gray's death to give a sit-down interview.

    "I still believe that, when I went to work that day, I did everything that I was trained to do," White said in a series of interviews with The Baltimore Sun. "Unfortunately, that day someone lost their life. But I feel like everything I was trained to do, I did."


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