BALTIMORE – Lawyers for six Baltimore police officers charged after the death of Freddie Gray are asking that any grand jury proceedings be transcribed or recorded.
The Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1KZQUJO) that in a motion filed Monday in Baltimore Circuit Court, the lawyers say they are concerned that investigators misidentified facts and applicable law that "should be considered when determining the appropriateness of the charges."
It's not known whether a grand jury will hear the charges, but attorneys say they anticipate that prosecutors will request indictments against the four officers charged with felonies. They would have to happen before a May 27 preliminary hearing.
In grand jury proceedings, a judge is not present and hearsay is permitted. Attorney Andrew Alperstein says recording means witnesses would be "locked into the testimony."
Information from: The Daily Record of Baltimore, http://www.mddailyrecord.com