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Opening statements in the trial of Lieutenant Rice—the highest-ranking officer charged with the arrest and ultimate death of Freddie Gray—began on Thursday, July 7th. In preparation for the bench trial to begin, CBS Baltimore reached out to Baltimore Defense Attorney and Legal Analyst, Warren Alperstein, regarding the chances that prosecutors may secure a conviction. Warren…

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The highest-ranking officer charged in the arrest and ultimate death of Freddie Gray has become the third to waive his right to a jury trial, choosing instead to leave the decision to Judge Barry Williams. When asked by the Washington Post to provide insight into this development, Baltimore Defense Attorney Warren Alperstein said that the…

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On July 5th, Judge Barry G. Williams ruled that state prosecutors violated discovery rules by not turning documents over to the defense, and as a result may not use thousands of pages of training documents in the trial of Lieutenant Rice. In anticipation of the beginning of Lieutenant Rice’s trial, WBAL asked Baltimore Defense Attorney,…

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State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby continues to face pressure from the public as pre-trial motions begin for Police Lt. Brian Rice. Rice has been charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office. Yet, in the past week, Lt. Rice, along with the three other officers, have filed motions to dismiss. Legal…

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Following the outcome of the trial of Officer Cesar Goodson, CNN correspondent Miguel Marquez reported on the disconnect between what the witnesses to the arrest of Freddie Gray reported to have happened, and what state prosecutors have claimed during the trials. Andrew Alperstein—an attorney for Baltimore firm, Alperstein & Diener, P.A., and Legal Analyst—spoke of…

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Once again, prosecutors have failed to obtain a conviction in the trials surrounding the death of Freddie Gray. Prosecutors now only have a few days to decide how to proceed with the trial of the remaining officers. Criminal defense attorney, Warren S. Alperstein, stated that “Without a doubt, they have to be extremely disappointed and…

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Legal Analyst, Warren S. Alperstein, was recently quoted in The New York Times regarding the latest verdict in the trials of the officers implicated in the death of Freddie Gray. Of the six officers, Officer Caesar Goodson faced the most serious charges—facing a murder charge among six other offenses. The acquittal of Officer Goodson is…

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The trial of Officer Caesar Goodson has come to a conclusion, and many feel that his acquittal is an indication that future convictions are unlikely. As three trials remain, critics continue to question Mosby’s approach and wonder whether she will be able to prove the state’s case at all. Legal analyst, Warren S. Alperstein, offered…

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Alperstein & Diener criminal defense attorney, Warren S. Alperstein, was recently quoted in WYPR regarding the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson. During the trial, the prosecution called recently acquitted Officer Edward Nero to the stand. Nero, who did not take the stand in his own trial, said he saw Freddie Gray being uncooperative and “passive…

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