Officer William G. Porter/Courtesy of Baltimore Police

Officer William G. Porter/Courtesy of Baltimore Police

A jury is now hearing testimony in Officer William Porter’s trial in the death of Freddie Gray.

The jury, which consists of five black women, three black men, three white women, and one white man, while the alternates are three white men and one black man, will decide Porter’s fate.

Porter, 26, faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Porter’s charges stem from his decisions not to seat-belt Gray in the back of the van despite his being handcuffed with shackles on his legs, and failing to provide him medical assistance when he requested it, prosecutors have said.

Porter has pleaded not guilty.

During this week’s testimony, prosecutors are focusing on the training the young officer received and the rules and procedures he is accused of not following.

Porter faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison for the charges brought against him.

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