03 August 2016

AG Marilyn Mosby Could Now End Up In Prison

Marilyn Mosby
Residents will soon see justice for the false crime filed against their police officers once State Attorney General Marilyn Mosby is found guilty. Mosby once attempted to lock up the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray, but as many expected, the grandstanding came up short. In a turn of events, she is now the one facing charges.

Last year, after an independent investigation by her office, Mosby announced she was seeking charges against Officers William Porter, Edward Nero, Garrett Miller, Caesar Goodson, Lt. Brian Rice, and Sgt. Alicia White for the death of Gray, a young black man who died in their custody in a police transport van.

Following the acquittals of Nero, Goodson and Rice and the mistrial of Porter, Mosby announced a few days ago that she was dropping the remaining charges. What happned to her very confident early in the trial? In a press conference, she sounded more like a protester than a state attorney as she shouted that Gray was a victim of police brutality.

After all is said and done, the five of the six officers Mosby sought punishment for are returning the favor by filing a lawsuit against her, alleging she is guilty of defamation, false arrest, false imprisonment and more.

"The complaint filed by Porter and White stated that Mosby 'made statements for purposes of quelling the riots rather than prosecuting police officers who had committed a crime,' and that Mosby 'exceeded her authority' and 'brought charges against police officers that were wholly unsupported by evidence and probable cause.'"
Relatedly, the city officials will now have to answer the public clamor on how to recover more than US$ 6.4 million they paid out to the Gray's family. Since there was no crime, on what basis did they get that money? The Mayor has some explaining to do.