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Circuit Judge Barry Williams


Judge Williams will preside over Wednesday's hearings in the Freddie Gray case. He's anticipated to hear motions to dismiss the case for prosecutorial misconduct, recuse Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby and other prosecutors, and determine whether six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's death will be tried together or individually.


Next week, the hearings will include a motion to move the officers' trials out of Baltimore. That takes place on Sept. 10.

Here's more about the judge presiding over the hearings this week: 

Barry Glenn Williams


Age: 53


Title: Associate judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, since December 2005

Career highlights: Led court's criminal division from 2012 until January. Chaired Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for Baltimore, 2012-2014. Special litigation counsel for the civil rights division of the U.S. Justice Department, 2002-2005. Trial attorney in the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1997-2002. Assistant state's attorney in Baltimore, 1989-1997

Education: Bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia, law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law

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Originally Posted by Kocolicious:

  He looks sooooooo intelligent.  And behind those kind eyes?  He looks like a brotha.  If you know what I mean.  Hal. Lay. Lu. Yer!!!  Finally.  A black man STANDING up to the insanity.  Maybe he will cause other brothas to stand up and protect their communities.  It is time!!!!  But!



I wish they had video of this processing (Maryland doesn't allow it like other states).  I'm heard alot of positive things about this brother before and I hope he is the Judge in the actual cases.  I assume that one of the 6 defense lawyers will try to get the case moved out of Baltimore (watch out for them trying to get a lily white jury of old rednecks!!) or get a new Judge.  I'll keep y'all posted because I live 45 min from Baltimore and this story is just no longer covered the riot was

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