Legal Analyst Warren Alperstein Explains Court of Appeals Decision Stemming from the Trials of the Officers Charged with the Death of Freddie Gray

Warren S. Alperstein offered legal analysis to the Boston Globe, regarding the Court of Appeals of Maryland ruling that Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify in the five remaining trials of the other officers charged with the death of Freddie Gray.

Mr. Alperstein offered an explanation of what prosecutors should do in these situations, and detailed how they must present an unbiased case; “In federal cases, prosecutors bring in teams of attorneys from other jurisdictions to handle the trial — a ‘‘taint team’’ that is seemingly insulated from a defendant’s previous statements as a witness. They’re people who haven’t been saturated by media reports, read transcripts, or heard the testimony and can ‘‘come in with a clear mind.”

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