Baltimore police officers stand outside of the courthouse as demonstrators protest in response to a hung jury and mistrial for Officer William Porter Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Baltimore Md. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
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Baltimore will be awaiting a fresh court date Thursday after a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a police officer charged in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, which sparked riots in April.Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams was set to meet behind closed doors with defense lawyers and prosecutors to schedule a new trial.Legal experts have said the outcome of the Baltimore trials could influence U.S. prosecutors in bringing similar charges in cases of alleged police brutality.
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