- A Baltimore jury is deadlocked over the verdict in the first trial of a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray
Closing arguments finished in the case Monday afternoon and the jury told the judge today that they were deadlocked and unable to reach a decision. Judge Barry Williams ordered the jury to return to chambers to try and reach a unanimous decision.
"Compromise if you can do so without violence to your own moral judgement," Williams said.
"Compromise"? On Reasonable Doubt? That certainly sounds like an improper recommendations from the bench, prejudicial to the defense, irreversible error and grounds for an appeal.