Top prosecutors and defense attorneys alike spoke out about the charges Marilyn Mosby filed against six policemen and women. They said the evidence in the Freddie Gray case didn’t warrant the charges and the judge would likely toss the cases before they went to trial. What they didn’t realize was the extraordinary steps Mosby took in indicting them. This is why she is facing charges of slander and will likely lose.
First, there were text messages from the prosecutor’s office that proved that no matter what the evidence, they were going after the cops:
The lead detective, Dawnyell Taylor, said she had handwritten case notes from the prosecutors indicating they were going to charge the officers in the Freddie Gray case no matter what the officers said or where the evidence led.
Taylor said she was handed a narrative by the prosecution that she read to the grand jury regarding indictments of the officers. Taylor said:
“As I read over the narrative it had several things that I found to be inconsistent with our investigation. I thought the statements in the narrative were misquoted.”
Taylor also said that when the jurors began to ask her questions, the prosecutors intervened before she could respond:
“They did not intend for me to answer any questions because all of my answers would obviously conflict with what I had just read to them.
Mosby Withholds Exculpatory Evidence:
Lawyers for the 6 Baltimore police officers, who have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray, have filed papers with the court that if true means that Marilyn Mosby has hidden exculpatory evidence and may have helped shape the autopsy report. In any criminal case, the prosecutor must provide ALL evidence gathered to the defense lawyers. Apparently, that is not the case if the filings are correct. The black activist prosecutor has been accused of questionable acts and has been seen as a self promoting politician hellbent on prosecuting the police officers for political gain.
According to the filing by defense attorneys, Mosby met with Carol Allan in a private meeting days before the autopsy results were made public. Mosby did not report this to the defense and leads one to wonder if she didn’t convince Allan to rule the death a homicide. The meeting could have been harmless, but if that was the case, why was it not included in the discovery of the case? Had this been the only information withheld from the defense, it would not be so quite damning.
Prosecutors allegedly withheld statements from witnesses who said that Grey had been banging against the inside of the van and rocking it on the day of his arrest. It has also been asserted that prosecutors received evidence that Freddie Grey tried to hurt himself during previous arrests. Both of these items were withheld from defense attorneys, raising questions about the ethics of Mosby. Hiding exculpatory evidence is grounds for disbarment.
In her press conference in which she announced the charges against the police officers, she knowingly lied and called it a false arrest:
This would not be the first time that Mosby attempted to paint the officers as murderers using questionable tactics. At the time she announced the charges, Mosby declared that the arrest was invalid because the knife Gray had on him was legal in Maryland. That much was true, but the knife was illegal in Baltimore. Defense attorneys insist that Mosby was informed of the fact prior to her announcement, which would seem to explain why she specifically said Maryland and not just legal.
Just this past week, a judge ruled that the slander case against Mosby would not be tossed out and that she would have to supply the plaintiffs with all electronic communications.