Hung jury in Freddie Gray case

Posted at 9:25 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 21:25:56-05

BALTIMORE (CNN) --The judge has declared a mistrial in the case of Baltimore police Officer William Porter after jurors said they were deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against him.

Porter was one of six officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

Prosecutors will decide whether to re-try the case.

The judge told the prosecution and defense attorneys to appear in administrative court Thursday morning to set a new trial date.

A defense attorney declined to comment, saying he was subject to a court gag order.

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby was in court when the mistrial was declared and looked visibly upset. Prosecutors appeared exasperated.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement after the mistrial was declared.

"This is our American system of justice," Rawlings-Blake said in a statement posted on her official Twitter account. "Twelve Baltimore residents listened to the evidence presented and were unable to render a unanimous decision. As a unified city, we must respect the outcome of the judicial process. In the coming days, if some choose to demonstrate peacefully to express their opinion, that is their constitutional right. I urge everyone to remember that collectively, our reaction needs to be one of respect for our neighborhoods, and for the residents and businesses of our city. In the case of any disturbance in the city, we are prepared to respond. We will protect our neighborhoods, our businesses and the people of our city."