Day 2 jury pool
Like Monday's first panel, everyone in the 75-person pool said they were aware of Gray's death and the citywide curfew imposed in response to the unrest that followed. One person said they were unaware of the $6.4 million civil settlement paid to Gray's family by the city.
Two people in the pool stood when asked if they knew Gray.
Monday's pool was dismissed with no indication of whether or how many individual jurors had been dismissed, with Judge Barry Williams telling them to return Wednesday unless "otherwise instructed."
More than 1,400 juror numbers were called to the start of the trial Monday, with the jury pool being ushered into a white marble courtroom adorned with paintings of notable lawyers, including Thurgood Marshall, a Baltimorean who served on the U.S. Supreme Court.
A reminder: Audio or video recording or transmitting equipment are not permitted and electronic devices including cell phones, laptops and tablets, must be turned off inside the courtroom and court overflow room. Cell phones can't be used in the lobby outside of the courtroom. Reporters are only allowed to file updates during breaks.
Jury selection in the high-profile case began Monday when 75 residents were interviewed en masse and then in private outside the courtroom. Not much was made clear about the final makeup of the jury; the process could take days.
What is happening today?
A second panel of about 75 potential jurors convened Tuesday morning. A jury of 12 will eventually be selected, with as many as four alternates.
Can an impartial jury be found?
Legal experts said the process is complicated and that certain answers to questions wouldn't necessarily disqualify jurors, much less automatically exclude them. All of them, for example, said they had at least some familiarity with the events surrounding Gray's death.
While the process appeared to be a slow slog, experts said it is a critical first courtroom battle. Defense attorneys have sought to move the trial out of Baltimore, arguing it would be impossible to seat an impartial jury. Williams has denied that request, saying the jurors are screened for bias during the selection process.
Depending on what happens in the coming days, defense attorneys could renew their request to move the trial or raise the issue on appeal if the officer is convicted.
What are the charges against the officer?
Porter is charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.