BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Judge Barry Williams, who is presiding over the Freddie Gray case, has imposed a gag order, according to court documents dated for October 14, 2015.
Court documents cite the importance of a fair trial for the six officers charged in the case and due to “extensive local, national, and international publicity” that will continue throughout the trials, a gag order was formerly issued.READ MORE: Baltimore Teacher Receives $25K To Buy New Equipment For Her Photography & Visual Arts Students
The gag order states that all attorneys for the Defendant and the State, all employees , representative, or agents of such attorneys shall not comment publicly comment, or release information about the case until further order from the court.READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
On May 14, 2015 the office of State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby sought a gag order but it was rejected on June 4, 2015 because the request lacked standing and was not filed in conjunction with any pending case or controversy.MORE NEWS: Baltimore-Maryland 2026 To Welcome FIFA & US Soccer Inspection Delegation Monday
The first of the six trials begins on November 30, 2015 for Officer William Porter.