The prosecutor in the Freddie Gray case, the former ambulance chasing insurance attorney Marilyn Mosby, is once again coming under pressure in methods which appear to put the rights of the accused in a secondary position to her right to be famous. Mosby made what was in essence a civil rights speech at the time she announced the rapid indictments, saying in what appeared to be her visions of the budding career of a new “civil rights agitator,” that she heard the rioters’ calls of “no justice, no peace.” She promised to deliver justice, which in that context meant convictions. She went on to defame the six accused officers as unacceptable, rogue exceptions to the Baltimore Police Department as a whole.
In what may have been her efforts to secure convictions whatever it takes, information has now come to light that some potentially exculpatory evidence was withheld from the defense, in violation of the protections under the Constitution. She’s got a heart to heart talk scheduled with the judge in the morning to discuss her department’s actions and the interview with a witness that was withheld.
Additionally, Mosby and Maj Sam Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s Department were just sued by two of the officers she hastily charged for malicious prosecution, false arrest, defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit contends that Mosby and Cogen knew the charges were fallacious, but filed them anyway to offer a sacrifice to quiet the mobs that were being allowed to tear up the city.