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Baltimore Officers File To Have Charges Dismissed, Mosby Removed From Freddie Gray Case

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April V. Taylor

Attorneys representing the six Baltimore police officers facing charges related to the death of Freddie Gray have filed a 107 page motion to have the charges against them dismissed and to also have State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby removed from the case on the basis of “overzealous prosecution” and a myriad of conflicts of interest.

The motion argues that Mosby and her husband, who is a city councilman, used the charges to appease Baltimore residents and to seize “political and personal gain.” It also addresses Mosby’s personal relationship with potential witnesses and a friend that is an attorney for Gray’s family. It specifically states, “Rarely in the history of any criminal case has a prosecutor so directly maintained so many conflicts of interest…and a prosecutor steadfastly recuses to recuse him or herself.”

The Fraternal Order of Police has denounced the charges and says that is has “deep concerns” about Mosby’s apparent conflicts of interest. Also, FOP president Gene Ryan maintains that officers were not responsible for Gray’s death, stating, “As tragic as this situation is none of the officers involved are responsible for the death of Mr.Gray. To the contrary, at all times, each of the officers diligently balanced their obligations to protect Mr. Gray and discharge their duties to protect the public.”

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In addition, attorneys have filed a notice indicating their intention to sue Mosby and others who are involved in the case for the “unlawful arrest,” of some officers as a result of mistakes on charging documents.

The motion calls for a special prosecutor to be appointed to the case and that Mosby be dismissed, additionally claiming that Mosby violated officers’ rights to due process when she announced the charges against the officers “publicly and with inciting rhetoric.”

In a CNN interview, Mosby responded to the accusations of conflicts of interest by stating, “There is no conflict of interest. I’m going to prosecute. I’m the Baltimore state’s attorney. My district includes every city in Baltimore city. A number of crimes that take place in Baltimore city and unfortunately the district where we live. Where is the conflict?”

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  1. Tia

    May 11, 2015 at 2:35 am

    Can you provide an electronic transcript of the lawsuit?

  2. Bluebearrd

    May 11, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Fuck u devils

  3. jojo

    May 11, 2015 at 10:09 am

    This is such BS..this is her job. how can this person say that not one of those officers is responsible for the death of that man. I pray their motion to remove her does not got through and she continues on. A damn shame. so many political figures have family memebrs who are also political figures but since this a BLACK WOMAN, yes, I said it, now there is all this conflict of interests. These damn devils are ruthless.

  4. Robert gray

    May 11, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Them devils can’t be trusted no further than you can see them

  5. Pat

    May 14, 2015 at 5:45 am

    A man (Freddy Gray) died while in the custody of Baltimore police. The officers that came in contact with Mr. Gray from the arrest to transport failed to provide medical assistance, therefore is responsible for his death. The 6 officers will have their day in court to disprove the charges which is much more than they gave Mr. Gray. Law Enforcement Officers are NOT above the law. #nojusicenopeace

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