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Judge Nap: Equal Evidence in Freddie Gray Trial Seems to Indicate 'Not Guilty'


Judge Barry Williams has declared a mistrial in the trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter on all four counts in the death of Freddie Gray.

Jurors told Williams they could not reach a verdict on any of the charges against Porter: Involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Shepard Smith Reporting" that he was not surprised by the outcome, since there were "defects" in both sides' presentation.

He added that this is not a victory for the defense or the prosecution, but it is a more positive outcome for the defense. He pointed out that the last thing the state wants to do is go through the trial again, especially since there are looming trials for the five other officers charged in Gray's death.

Judge Napolitano explained that the prosecution can now retry Porter or move to dismiss the indictment.

He said it's highly likely that they will retry the defendant, as opposed to dismissing the indictment or moving on and trying another of the five officers.

Get more insight from Judge Napolitano in the clip above.


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