Alperstein & Diener attorney and legal analyst Warren S. Alperstein was quoted in WBAL-TV’s breaking news story regarding The Court of Appeals decision involving Officer William Porter. Maryland’s highest court ruled that the Officer Porter can be compelled to testify at the trials of the five other officers in the case surrounding the death of Freddie Gray.
When interviewed by reporters, Mr. Alperstein explained the magnitude of this ruling and what it could mean for the future of Maryland law. “This is a monumental decision in Maryland appellate courts,” Alperstein said. “What this in effect says is a court can compel court defendants to testify against each other, even when these co-defendants are pending their own trial. So this is a big decision, not just because it’s Freddie Gray, in the aftermath of the riots, etc., but this has far-reaching effects across the state of Maryland.”
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