Maryland's highest court to hear appeal in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE (WUSA9) -- The highest court in Maryland will rule on whether one of the officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray will be forced to testify against the five other officers indicted in Gray's death.

The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an order Thursday that it will hear an appeal from the Baltimore state's attorney's office that would compel Officer William Porter to testify under immunity.  

A pre-trial hearing in the case against Officer Edward Nero was scheduled for Friday but is now on hold because of the order.

Read the order

The court of appeals will hear the case on March 3.

Porter's trial in December ended in a mistrial because the jury was deadlocked on the charges against him. A retrial for Porter is scheduled for June. 

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