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.