Mosby Announces Slate of Proposals to Reform Process for Investigating, Prosecuting Police Misconduct

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby proposed a slate of reforms Thursday for investigating and prosecuting police officers accused of misconduct, citing her failure to convict a single officer in the Freddie Gray case as her motivation.

“Equality must be a felt reality” in Baltimore, said Mosby, adding that her proposed reforms — including giving investigators in her office police powers and prosecutors the right to reject a criminal defendant’s request for a bench trial — would go a long way toward leveling the playing field between regular citizens and police officers accused of similar offenses.