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Trials and Arbitration

Mosby was right to file charges, right to drop them

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's decision to pursue charges against the officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest was the right one. His treatment and the circumstances surrounding his fatal injury while in custody raised serious questions about the legal standards to which we hold police, and the evidence warranted the kind of open airing that can only happen in court. Her decision today to drop all charges against the three remaining officers was also the right one. Judge Barry Williams' thorough and dispassionate explanations of his not-guilty judgments in the cases of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr., Lt. Brian Rice and Officer Edward Nero made clear that the evidence the state presented...