State Del. Pat McDonough said Tuesday he has started an online petition calling for the resignation of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. In a news release, McDonough said he is demanding that the charges against four police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray be dropped.
"The people of Maryland and specifically Baltimore have had enough of Marilyn Mosby's political grandstanding," McDonough, a Republican who represents Harford and Baltimore counties, said in a statement. "This was a baseless, malicious prosecution from the beginning and she should drop the remaining charges and then resign."
Two of six officers charged in the arrest and death of Gray have been cleared by a judge. Officers Caesar Goodson and Edward Nero were acquitted on all charges in bench trials. Four more trials remain, starting with Lt. Brian Rice. Proceedings in his case are tentatively set for July 5.