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Mosby's 'inept' prosecution

The Sun has raised consideration of several implications of the Caesar Goodson verdict, among them the state of Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's political future ("Goodson judgment should force Mosby to reconsider charges," June 23). Ms. Mosby should resign. The prosecution of this case from the beginning has been inept and based upon the erroneous and inappropriate speculation on the part of the medical examiner that Freddie Gray's fatal injury took place in the van.

There is clear documentation of the fact, from the Kevin Moore video, that his neck was broken by the arresting officers and before he was stuffed in the van. The verdict of innocent for Officer Goodson was appropriate: Ms. Mosby should have known better than to bring an obviously unprovable charge which was dependent upon self-interested hearsay evidence from another involved officer. She lacked the courage to charge the only white officers appropriately.

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The many informed persons in the Baltimore medical community have withheld their knowledge from the public. Gray's family has been bought off by an out-of-court settlement. What is needed is an independent investigation with testimony from spine injury experts who are not paid witnesses and review by a medical examiner who understands that the job description is to draw conclusions based on laboratory and physical evidence which in this case cannot determine the location of where the injury took place.

Start over, Baltimore.

M.A. Whelan, Cooperstown, N.Y.

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