(Talk Media News) — A judge on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the case of one of six officers who were charged in the death of Freddie Gray after three days of the jury unable to reach a verdict.
Officer William Porter had been charged with involuntary manslaughter among other charges for his role in Gray’s death. Porter has reportedly maintained he sought medical help for Gray.
Gray was killed in April from injuries endured during his time in police custody.
The death of Gray sparked widespread protests throughout Baltimore and the rest of the country, and comes at a time when increased scrutiny has been placed on the relationship between race and law enforcement throughout the United States.
Five police officers involved in the incident are still awaiting trial.