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Former Baltimore police commander: Porter acted reasonably in handling Freddie Gray

Former Baltimore police commander: Porter acted reasonably in handling Freddie Gray

To Timothy Longo, Officer William G. Porter's actions on the day Freddie Gray was arrested were perfectly reasonable.

Porter had helped Gray off the floor of a police van, the former Baltimore police commander testified Thursday. The officer notified those who were primarily responsible for Gray's care that he needed to go to a hospital, Longo said, and used his discretion when he opted not to secure Gray with a seat belt.

Longo spent more than 18 years with the Baltimore Police Department, has a law degree and is now police chief in Charlottesville, Va. His testimony drew the ire of Chief Deputy State's...

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