I hope everybody had a great Christmas. I must say that having some time to rest was a gift in itself. I finally have a chance to update the status of the William Porter trial, but it's no big secret that the trial ended in a mistrial. The good news is that Baltimore hasn't burned down yet anyways. A new trial for Officer William Porter will be on June 13th. The jury wasn't able to unanimous convict Officer Porter on any of the charges.
I said a few months ago along with many other legal experts that the prosecution was going to have a tough time reaching a conviction due to the lack of evidence of malicious intend of the officers being charged. So for right now anyways, Baltimore State Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby has egg on her face,
because the prosecution was hoping that Officer Porter was going to be convicted on at least one of the charges which were manslaughter,second degree assault and reckless endangerment so that they could strike a plea deal with him in order for him to testify against his fellow officers. Well that plan has blown up in prosecution's face with the mistrial.
The state has no leverage over Officer Porter. The next trial will be for Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. who was driving the van, his trial is set for January 6th. So with no leverage over porter, it will be interesting to see what bag of tricks if any that the prosecution has which I doubt is any.