Maryland court to hear officers' appeals in Freddie Gray case

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Posted: Feb 18, 2016 5:58 PM

(Reuters) - Maryland's highest court agreed to hear the appeals of several officers involved in the murder trial of Freddie Gray, halting all lower court proceedings for the time being, court filings showed on Thursday.

The state's Court of Appeals agreed to hear arguments for five of the six officers involved in the Gray case, whose death prompted the majority black city to explode in violent protests last year.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Scott Malone)