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
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