After the fourth unsuccessful attempt to lock up a police officer involved in the death of Freddie Gray, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has chosen to drop the charges against the remaining officers, and has found herself moving from the prosecution’s table, to the defendant’s table.
That’s because five of the six vindicated officers are taking Mosby to court and suing her. From NBC:
“OFFICERS WILLIAM PORTER, EDWARD NERO, GARRETT MILLER, LT. BRIAN RICE, AND SGT. ALICIA WHITE ALLEGED DEFAMATION, FALSE ARREST, FALSE IMPRISONMENT, AND VIOLATION OF CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, AMONG OTHERS.”
In May of 2015, when the charges against the six officers were first leveled, Mosby held a press conference.
It was held during a time in which Baltimore communities were being burned and looted by “protesters.”
It was a time in which Baltimore’s mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced that the looters and rioters should have “space to destroy.”
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby used her press conference to utilize that hatred that the activists had for the justice system and the police. She said,
“TO THE PEOPLE OF BALTIMORE AND DEMONSTRATORS ACROSS AMERICA, I HEARD YOUR CALL FOR ‘NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE.’”
The implication was clear, that she believed that the six officers were guilty, and that if she did not get the convictions that she was seeking, there would be future civil unrest.
This is a statement that would be expected from a race-hustler like Al Sharpton, but from a state’s attorney, it was definitely over the top. She went on:
“YOUR PEACE IS SINCERELY NEEDED AS I WORK TO DELIVER JUSTICE ON BEHALF OF THIS YOUNG MAN.”
Again, her idea of “delivering justice,” is not about getting to the heart of the matter, and finding out the truth about what happened to Freddie Gray, but is instead about winning convictions against the six accused officers.
The lawsuit against Mosby alleges that the state’s attorney brought charges against the officers that were not supported by the evidence or even probable cause.