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A Baltimore judge is postponing for several days the January trial of a police officer charged with second-degree murder in the death of Freddie Gray.

The Maryland Judiciary issued a statement Monday saying Officer Caesar Goodson's trial will begin Jan. 11 instead of Jan. 6.

On Jan. 6, Circuit Judge Barry Williams will consider pretrial motions. Prosecutors recently filed three such motions, including one seeking to bar the defense from offering evidence about Gray's criminal record before his arrest last April.

While a Baltimore jury deadlocked over the fate of Officer William Porter last week, teachers in city schools used the case to teach social studies lessons. Now that court officials have scheduled a new trial for Porter, one of six city police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, city teachers will continue to use what happens inside the courtroom as a learning tool for their students.

City teachers and students braced for a verdict in Porter’s trial last week, but it ended Wednesday with a hung jury and a mistrial. On Friday, in Brianna Carter’s first period, 10th grade social studies class at Digital Harbor High School the trial provided a chance to talk about central themes in her class, like due process and the Constitution.

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A Baltimore judge has scheduled a new trial date following the mistrial of one of six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

William Porter's first trial ended in a hung jury last week.

His new trial is scheduled to begin June 13. The other five officers will be tried before that, beginning next month.

Rachel Baye

The trial of Officer William Porter ended in a hung jury Wednesday and not long afterward protesters took to the streets.

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P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

A Baltimore jury is deliberating again, a day after announcing a deadlock in case of the first police officer to stand trial over the death of Freddie Gray.

Mary Wiltenburg

The jurors in the trial of William Porter, the first of six Baltimore police officers to face charges in the death of Freddie Gray, went home Tuesday night after telling Judge Barry Williams they were deadlocked. Williams told them to come back and try again. Meanwhile, the city of Baltimore braced for the verdict.

P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The jury started Monday deciding the fate of police Officer William Porter for his alleged role in the April death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.  Gray died from a broken neck he suffered while in the back of a police wagon.

Porter: Baltimore Police; Police HQ: Mary Rose Madden/WYPR

While prosecutors have been putting police Officer William Porter on trial for the April death of Freddie Gray, defense attorneys have been prosecuting the operations of the Baltimore Police Department.

Closing arguments are set for Monday in Porter’s Trial.  He is facing several charges including involuntary manslaughter and misconduct in office for Gray’s death from a broken neck he suffered while in police custody.

P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The defense rested its case Friday in the trial of the first of six Baltimore police officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray.

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