Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams ordered that the trial of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray will stay in Baltimore.
This prompted outrage from the officers' attorney, Ivan Bates. Bates said that the recent settlement between the city of Baltimore and the family of Freddie Gray, where the family was awarded $6.4 million, insinuates guilt on the part of the officers.
Prospective jurors will think that "these officers are guilty, and if they are not guilty, why are we paying them $6.4 million?" said Bates.
Prosecutors felt differently, citing the Washington, DC sniper and Boston bombing trial as an example of high-profile crimes being tried within the same communities where they occurred.
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