Defense attorneys for police Officer William Porter are to begin presenting their case Wednesday.
Porter is charged with involuntary manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment in the April death of Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, died from a broken neck he suffered while being transported in a police van to the Western District police station.
Prosecutors say Porter’s failure to get medical help or buckle Gray in with a seatbelt amounted to criminal negligence. He is the first of six officers to be tried in the case.
Before prosecutors rested their case Tuesday, Baltimore Police DNA expert Thomas Hebert testified that Gray's blood was found on a bench, a wall and a seatbelt inside the police van.