A veteran Baltimore prosecutor who objected to continuing the prosecution of a police officer charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray quit on Friday, two days after her boss dropped all of the charges in the case.
Lisa Phelps, a 15-year veteran prosecutor who led the state’s attorney’s office’s training division, was assigned three months ago to try two of the cases against city police officers.
In recent weeks, she raised concerns over whether the trial of Officer Garrett Miller, which was set to begin last week, should go forward, according to sources close to Phelps.
State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby dropped charges last week against Miller, OfficerWilliam Porter and Sgt. Alicia White on the morning of a pretrial hearing in Miller’s case. Three other officers had been acquitted after trials.
The state’s attorney’s office declined to comment on Phelps, citing a policy not to discuss personnel matters. In a memo obtained by The Baltimore Sun, Mosby announced Phelps’ departure and praised her “storied” career.