Jury selection in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Baltimore police officer William Porter started yesterday, the first of six trials of officers charged in Freddie Gray’s death. Gray died last April after sustaining a spinal cord injury while being transported in a police van. About 75 potential jurors were first questioned en masse by the judge before an afternoon devoted to individual questioning in a conference room. Every juror indicated he or she was aware of the Freddie Gray case as well as the $6.4 million settlement between the city and Gray’s family. By the way, the Baltimore Sun coverage is so comprehensive that I decided to subscribe to the digital version for the duration of the Freddie Gray police trials. Most of the facts I include below come from their reporting as well as conversations with a producer who…

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