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.
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.
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.
The first of the six trials begins on November 30, 2015 for Officer William Porter.