Police Involved In The Death Of Freddie Gray Want Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Removed From The Case
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Marilyn Mosby Removed From The Case
Attorneys for the six Baltimore cops asked a judge to dismiss the case or assign it to someone other than the city's top prosecutor, who they say has too many conflicts of interest to remain objective, reports.
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The lawyers say at most an independent prosecutor should replace Mosby, who became a decorated hero after her swift move to indict the officers she says illegally arrested Gray and ignored his need for medical attention.
Mosby on May 1 said Freddie Gray’s death was ruled a homicide and announced she would seek charges against Garrett Miller, Alicia White, Edward Nero, Caesar Goodson Jr., Brian Rice and William Porter.
Gray was arrested on April 12 and died a week later. Mosby said the arrest was illegal.
The motion argues that Mosby should recuse herself for five reasons: It claims she and her husband, City Council member Nick Mosby, stand to gain politically and personally during the course of the case; she has “personal relationships” with potential witnesses; her office was involved with investigating the case; there is a pending civil lawsuit against Mosby’s office; and it also claims the lawyer for the Gray family is a “close friend” and financial supporter of Mosby.
“Rarely in the history of any criminal case has a prosecutor so directly maintained so many conflicts of interest,” the motion says.
Mosby responded last week to claims made by the police union that she had a conflict of interest in the case because of her husband’s political position.