Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby has cells ready for each of the Baltimore 6 – the police officers she is charging with various felonies related to the death of Freddie Gray.
Does she have one ready for herself? Because if what you are about to read is true, there is every reason for charges – serious charges – to be filed against her.
From Kevin Rector and Allison Knezevich\’s article at the Baltimore Sun:
Prosecutors have information indicating that Freddie Gray “attempted to injure himself” during a previous arrest, but have intentionally withheld it from their criminal case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray\’s apprehension and death in April, the officers\’ attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.
“Based upon information and belief, the State\’s Attorney\’s Office was informed of this fact, yet failed to disclose to the Defendants any statements, reports, or other communications relating to this information,” they wrote.
In their filing Thursday, the defense attorneys said prosecutors have withheld “multiple witness statements from individuals who stated that Mr. Gray was banging and shaking the van at various points” after his arrest April 12, as well as “police reports, court records, and witness statements indicating that on prior occasions, Mr. Gray had fled from police and attempted to discard drugs.”
The defense attorneys also said that Mosby failed to disclose her office\’s participation in a “private meeting” with Assistant Medical Examiner Carol Allan before receiving Gray\’s autopsy report, which ruled his death a homicide.
They also said Mosby was told by police that a knife found on Gray was spring-assisted – and thus illegal – before she brought charges against the officers.
In announcing the charges on May 1, Mosby said the knife was legal, and Gray should not have been arrested.
Is this true?
We already knew that Mosby either lied about spring-action knife Gray had or was ignorant of Baltimore\’s laws making it illegal.
But did Freddy Gray have a history of intentionally trying to injure himself while in custody – maybe because he was high on the drugs he was selling, or maybe because he figured it might get him a lawsuit against Baltimore and a fat settlement at the end of the rainbow? Did Marilyn Mosby have this information, so obviously critical to the case given that gray died of injuries inflicted while he was in police custody – and intentionally withhold it from the defense attorneys?
And did did freddie gray do exactly this while in police custody on April 12th? Are there witnesses who said he did, who Mosby has kept under wraps?
I have to believe that if these allegations are true, these are serious actionable offenses which Mosby must answer for – after either immediately resigning her post as State Attorney or, at the very least, recusing herself from this case.
Stay tuned. This could get very hot very fast.