William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, walks to a courthouse for jury selection in his trial, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Baltimore. Porter faces charges of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.
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Baltimore trial over Freddie Gray death begins

Jury selection has begun in the first trial over the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man whose death in police custody set off days of protests.

Officer William Porter is charged with manslaughter, accused of failing to give medical help to Gray despite complaints and warning signs. He has pleaded not guilty.

Gray sustained a severe spinal cord injury while riding in a police van and died a week later.

The case became a lightning rod in the US movement against police brutality. The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from Baltimore.

  • 30 Nov 2015
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