By essentially telling local youth that their outcries of outrage over Freddie Gray's death were a primary reason for bringing charges, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby started a political persecution under the pretense of a prosecution. Along the way, she withheld evidence, defamed police and brought such weak cases that the judge rivaled land speed records in issuing his acquittals.
Whether the decision by State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to drop all remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the April 2015 death of Gray was to be rued or welcomed reflected a divide as wide as it was predictable.
Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray Wednesday, meaning none of the six police charged by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby were convicted.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby instantly became one of the most controversial figures in America — lauded as a hero by the left and decried as a demagogue by the right — when she brought charges against six police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. More than a year later, her repute is even more debatable.
State and city leaders voiced support for Marilyn J. Mosby on Thursday as the state's attorney has faced a stream of criticism after Officer Caesar Goodson was acquitted in all charges last week in case involving the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
Maryland's second-highest court on Wednesday ordered a third trial and reinstated charges against a Northwest Baltimore man who had been acquitted by a judge in the killing of North Carolina teenager Phylicia Barnes.
An activist law professor with a penchant for filing high-profile lawsuits has called for Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be disbarred over her prosecution of six city police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
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 disturbing revelation by The Baltimore Sun this weekend that Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby or one of her prosecutors may have used a misleading summary of evidence to persuade a grand jury to indict the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray demands a formal investigation.
The lead Baltimore police detective in the Freddie Gray investigation said she reluctantly read to grand jurors a summary of evidence provided by prosecutors that she believed was misleading, according to police records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun.
The family of Freddie Gray stands behind prosecutors but is frustrated and disappointed with the acquittal Thursday of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. on all charges related to Gray's death, family attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy said.
With precision, confidence and the no-nonsense style for which he is well known, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams today destroyed the state's case against Officer Caesar Goodson, exposing it as a vessel of clay and smashing it to bits.
The acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. in the death of Freddie Gray should convince State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to "reconsider her malicious prosecution" of the other officers in the case, the union that represents rank-and-file officers said Thursday.
A Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray has filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, alleging false arrest, false imprisonment and defamation, among other counts, according to federal court documents.
Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's newfound popularity last year translated into $12,000 worth of free travel to speak at events around the country, as well as dozens of awards and other gifts, according to her ethics form filed with the state.