Clouds and slight chance of rain, with highs near 80. Humid tomorrow, with more chances for rain and highs in the upper 70s.
Here’s what you might’ve missed this weekend:
Judge Barry Williams set a scheduling hearing for tomorrow in the upcoming trials of the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. Defense for the officers requested the hearing, citing new evidence recently provided by the prosecution that may require a delay in the first trial. Officer William Porter’s trial was slated to begin on October 13th, with other trials to follow.
Porter is expected to stand trial first because he’s expected to serve as a witness in later trials. According to the Sun, in their initial statements, the charged officers provided conflicting accounts of Freddie Gray’s time in the police van. Porter says that he asked Gray if he needed to see a medic, and allegedly warned driver Caesar Goodson, Jr. (charged with second-degree depraved heart murder) that Gray may need medical attention before being processed at Central Booking – though he wasn’t entirely sure that Gray was actually injured. Porter’s recounting of events doesn’t completely line up with Sgt. Alicia White’s, who stated that Porter said Gray had “jail-itis,” and that none of the officers on the scene told her that Gray requested medical attention.
Under pressure from the public and from the Baltimore County NAACP, Baltimore County Police released surveillance footage Friday of a fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Reisterstown on 9/23. In the footage, Officer David Earomirski is seen retreating, gun drawn, as 19-year-old Keith McLeod approaches him, one arm behind his back as if reaching for a gun. McLeod swings out his arm from behind his back and Earomirski shoots him three times. Earomirski pursued McLeod from a nearby pharmacy, after McLeod allegedly attempted to pass off a fake prescription for cough syrup. Baltimore County Police initially refused to release the footage.
Over 500 parents, students, and teachers gathered Saturday at Lake Montebello to show their support for public charter school funding. Last week, Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton said the district would back off a new funding formula intended to cover certain costs shouldered by the district, but criticized by charter advocates for taking away thousands in per-student funding.
Ok, they’re pretty much doomed. Only five NFL teams have ever started 0-3 and made it to the playoffs.
Yup, Orioles. too. Three shutout losses to Boston over the weekend toasted any remaining hope that the team would squeeze into the playoffs.