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Leave Canceled for Baltimore Police as Jury Deliberations Begin in Freddie Gray Case

December 14, 2015  | 

Baltimore police have canceled leave next week for officers "out of an abundance of caution," as jurors are expected to begin deliberations as early as Monday in the case against Officer William G. Porter.

All sworn personnel will be assigned to 12-hour shifts, under a plan by Commissioner Kevin Davis to ensure the Police Department is adequately staffed.

Attorneys are expected to present closing arguments Monday in Porter's case. He is one of six officers charged in connection with the April arrest and death of Freddie Gray; all six have pleaded not guilty.

Davis announced the decision to cancel leave on Friday, but he did not provide many details. Gray's death sparked widespread protesting and rioting across the city, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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kevCopAz @ 12/14/2015 3:25 PM

We know it wont matter if the officer is found guilty or not, these thugs will burn and loot regardless. The only pint is that since this officer is Black perhaps the thug army will only burn and loot half as much. This whole trial is nothing but scape goating these officers and cover the behinds of the incompetent Black Mayor and Prosecutor (both Dems by the way, oh I know thats a surprise)

AZBIGDOG @ 12/15/2015 7:44 AM

Maybe they should just surprise the criminals and everyone take a couple days off. Let the mayor and prosecutors handle the calls and stand in the way of criminal rioters and be told to do nothing to provoke the rioters, you know like enforce the laws and arrest criminals. Sounds like a good plan to me. They did it once and everyone but the citizens and the officers felt it was a good strategy.

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