Prosecutors didn’t just accuse Mr. Porter of lying or engaging in a cover-up. They suggested that the department has a “stop snitching” code for its officers just as repulsive as the one on the streets. And the defense attorneys didn’t just portray Mr. Porter as an inexperienced cop who was following the lead of experienced officers. They drew a picture of a department where training is cursory and where standards of conduct are routinely ignored — if officers even bother to read them in the first place.
- Mistrial for William Porter, clear verdict on the Baltimore Police Department - Baltimore Sun