*A Baltimore judge has scheduled the first trial in the Freddie Gray case for Nov. 30 and the other trials are set for early next year.
Six officers — three black and three white — are charged in Gray’s arrest and death. Officer William Porter will go on trial first.
Gray, a 25-year-old black man, was being transported to jail on April 21st when he suffered multiple injuries that lead to his death a week later. Mass protests followed in Baltimore over Gray’s treatment by the police.
Porter is charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. Prosecutors accuse him of failing to provide or request medical care for Gray and not securing him safely in a van.
Prosecutors said they intend to call Porter as a witness against at least two other officers.
The officers face charges ranging from second-degree assault to second-degree “depraved-heart” murder.