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Officers Awaiting Trial In Freddie Gray Case Ask For Their Charges To Be Dismissed

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—The remaining four officers set to stand trial in connection to the death of Freddie Gray are requesting that their cases be dismissed, according to court records obtained by WJZ.

In new, nearly identical motions, attorneys for Lt. Brian Rice, Officer Garrett Miller, Officer William Porter and Sgt. Alicia White allege defects in the prosecution, which violated the officers' right of due process.

This comes the week after Officer Caesar Goodson was acquitted of all the charges he faced in relation to Gray's death, including second-degree murder, and a month after Officer Edward Nero was acquitted.

Rice's trial is set to begin next week, on July 5. He is facing charges of manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

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Gray was arrested on April 12, 2015 and died a week later after suffering a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody.

Rice would be the fourth officer to stand trial in connection to Gray's death, but only two others have gotten verdicts.

Porter's first trial ended in a hung jury and mistrial in December, and a retrial has been scheduled.

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