Carl Stokes: “The Police Department is a Tremendous Mess”

Interview with Brook Baldwin

CNN

TRANSCRIPT

CARL STOKES, (D), BALTIMORE CITY COUNCILMAN: Hi, Brooke. How are you?

BALDWIN: I’m doing well, thank you. Let me begin with one of the headlines. The fact that no new court date has been set so it’s not clear whether the prosecution has decided it will formally retry Officer Porter. Your reaction to that?

STOKES: My reaction is that obviously they have to figure out and determine, what are the chances that they will get the conviction with a retrial. I guess I’m not inside the courtroom, obviously, but they want to know what was the split. How many for conviction and how many for acquittal to determine what may have been in the minds of the jurors. So I guess they are going to figure out what are the odds in going forward for the retrial.

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