Nine Democratic candidates in a mayoral primary debate on Thursday at Morgan State University shared their concerns and offered solutions to some of the problems facing Baltimore. The candidates included former Mayor Shelia Dixon, attorney Elizabeth Embry, community activists Patrick Gutierrez and Deray McKesson, City Councilmen Nick Mosby and Carl Stokes, State Sen. Catherine Pugh, businessman David Warnock and former youth commissioner Calvin Young. The group debated the is
Attorneys for Officer William Porter and five other officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray argued in the Maryland Court Appeals against prosecution motions compelling him to tesify in upcoming trials. Porter was the first of six officers to be tried in the death of Gray last April. His trial ended in a hung jury, but prosecutors say he will be retried in June. However, Judge Barry Williams ordered Porter to testify in the trial of Caesar R. Goodson Jr.