Over the past few months, three officers were acquitted in the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died under what some have deemed suspicious circumstances in the back of a police car last year. The news broke on Wednesday that the Baltimore’s state attorneys office would be dropping all remaining charges for the police involved in the case, upsetting many activists who felt the police officers deserved to be punished.
The activists had at least one very notable ally in Marilyn Mosby, the member of the state attorney’s office who prosecuted the three previous trials in the Gray case.
During a press conference shortly after the decision to drop the remaining charges was announced, Mosby went on a fiery rant, claiming the investigation in the case was “fraught with systemic and inherent complications,” and accusing the Baltimore police of not properly cooperating with her in a manner which suggested “an inherent bias that is a direct result of when police police themselves.”
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She continued, “We do not believe Freddie Gray killed himself. We stand by the medical examiner’s determination that Freddie Gray’s death was a homicide.”
Mosby did say, however, that she was glad be able to shine a spotlight on the case, even if she did not get the outcome she desired.
“Despite the challenges of not having an independent investigatory agency to work with us, we still are grateful for the opportunity to show the world the reality of the justice system from start to finish,” she said.
h/t: The Daily Caller
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