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Angelita Plemmer Williams
Cell: 410-562-3620
Terri Charles
Office of Communications and Public Affairs
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Annapolis, Maryland 21401


December 1, 2015

Media Advisory:
  Jury Selection Continues and Trial Begins for
State of Maryland v. William Porter on December 2, 2015

Trial of State of Maryland v. William Porter begins on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
The Hon. Barry G. Williams, presiding judge

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 9:30 a.m.

Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Courthouse East, Courtroom 234
111 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Editor’s Note:
A limited amount of courtroom seating will be reserved for the media for the trial.  Media representatives do not need to register for a reserved media seat.  Media seats in the courtroom will be reserved on a first-come, first-served, one media representative per media outlet basis until the reserved space is filled.  Media representatives must arrive by 8 a.m. in order to be seated.

Media representatives who are unable to be seated in the courtroom will be offered a seat in an overflow courtroom, as space for the media and the public permits.  A live closed-circuit audio/video feed from Courtroom 234 will be provided in the overflow courtroom.  The use of electronic devices is prohibited in both the courtroom and the overflow courtroom.  The media will be provided a designated media room, Room 235, where electronic devices may be used.  Wi-Fi is not available in the courthouse.  Media representatives should bring their own Wi-Fi connection devices.

During the trial, parking will be prohibited around both courthouses, the Mitchell Courthouse and Courthouse East.  Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced.  A staging area for media trucks will be located at City Hall Plaza.  Media representatives must not block pedestrian walkways and sidewalks and may not restrict any public areas for media use.

All media representatives should read the Security/Media Protocol Order (Trial Proceedings) to learn about the processes and procedures in effect during the trial, as well as the Maryland Judiciary’s policy on Cell Phones, Other Electronic Devices, and Cameras in Court Facilities.  No audio or video recording or transmitting equipment, including cameras, shall be permitted inside of the courthouse, except as permitted in the Security/Media Protocol Order (Trial Proceedings).

Copies of all filings in these cases since September 14, 2015, are posted to the Baltimore City Circuit Court High Profile Cases webpage.


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