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First Officer's Trial Begins In Case Of Freddie Gray

These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. William Porter is the first officer to go to trial with the jury selection process beginning today. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)
These undated photos provided by the Baltimore Police Department, show Baltimore police officers, top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White, charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. William Porter is the first officer to go to trial with the jury selection process beginning today. (Baltimore Police Department via AP, File)

Jury selection begins today in the first of six trials of Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in April after being arrested and suffering a serious injury while in police custody.

The six officers are all being tried separately. Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has said that with these trials, “everything is at stake. The future of the city is at stake.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with David Jaros, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, about the case and what’s at stake for Baltimore.

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