WALL ST. JOURNAL: Legal Scholars Divided Over Criticism of ‘Freddie Gray’ Prosecutor

The cases brought against six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the 2015 death of Freddie Gray have so far resulted in a steady string of prosecution defeats.

Just how much fault lies with Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her decision to pursue criminal convictions is a question dividing legal scholars.

On one end is George Washington University public-interest law professor John F. Banzhaf III, who has filed attorney misconduct complaints against Ms. Mosby and two of her deputies over their handling of the Freddie Gray cases.

Mr. Banzhaf’s grievance complaints with the Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission accuse Ms. Mosby of appearing to violate professional conduct rules for lawyers. Likening the Freddie Case charges to the prosecutorial misconduct scandal in the Duke lacrosse case, Mr. Banzhaf says the charges brought by Ms. Mosby were clearly unwarranted and more glaringly so after the early acquittals.