Freddie Gray family: 'We are calm, you should be calm too'

BALTIMORE (WBFF) --- Gloria Darden and Richard Shipley, Freddie Gray's mother and stepfather, held a press conference with Attorney Billy Murphy shortly after a hung jury was announced in the William Porter trial.

Gray's stepfather thanked the jury for their work and said the family was not upset with them. He also issued a plea for peace.

"We are confident there will be another trial with a different jury," Shipley said. "We are calm, you should be calm too."

Murphy said he would not second-guess the prosecution, calling the mistrial a bump on the road to justice.

"Hung juries are not unusual," Murphy said. "Approximately 5% of all the criminal cases that are tried in the country result in hung juries. Most of them are re-prosecuted and in a high percentage of those cases there is a conviction. So this hung jury does not mean it's the end of Officer Porter's case."

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