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A courtroom peek at attorney who once defended Freddie Gray and now prosecutes police charged in his death

A courtroom peek at attorney who once defended Freddie Gray and now prosecutes police charged in his death

On May 20, 2013, Freddie Gray stood in a Baltimore courtroom wearing a yellow prison suit, hands handcuffed behind his back. He stood next to his defense attorney — a woman who in two years would be prosecuting six city police officers in his death. But on that day, Gray was frustrated with his attorney, Janice Bledsoe, over a potential plea deal in his drug case. Gray didn't think Bledsoe was his best advocate. At one point during the hearing, Gray even indicated he might have an appeal because of her representation, according to a courtroom video reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. For her part, Bledsoe appeared exasperated at Gray several times for his unwillingness to agree...

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