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Judge Strikes Motion for Gag Order in Baltimore Police Case

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BALTIMORE (AP)- A Baltimore judge has rejected a motion for a broad gag order in the case of six police officers charged in the fatal injury of a man in their custody.

Freddie Gray died April 19. The officers face charges ranging from second-degree murder to misdemeanor assault.

The office of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby sought to bar attorneys, police and witnesses from speaking publicly about the case.

Circuit Judge Charles Peters ruled last week that the request lacked standing because it was filed May 14 in Circuit Court. The officers' cases were in District Court until May 21, when they were indicted and the case transferred to Circuit Court.

Defense attorneys asked the judge to strike the motion on procedural grounds. Media organizations, including The Associated Press, also opposed it.

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