|Mosby practiced the "one eyebrow up" all morning|
Gray was a 25-year-old black man who suffered a broken neck while handcuffed and shackled but unrestrained in the back of a police van in April 2015. His death was gasoline on the Black Lives Matter fire.
There was a pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller today. He was charged with assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. But rather than going through the pretrial motions, Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow told the judge that the prosecutors were dropping all charges against Miller and the rest of the police officers involved in the case.
By this time, the judge had already acquitted three of the six officers who were charged, including the driver of the police van who was considered to be the most responsible of all being charged, as well as another officer who was the highest-ranking of the six.
A mistrial was called for a fourth cop when the jury was deadlocked.
This case resulted in the police department equipping all officers with body-worn cameras and a large overhaul in its use of force policy.
The U.S. Justice Department has begun an investigation into abuse and unlawful arrest allegations. The officers involved in the case have sued State's Attorney Marilyn "Freddie Gray Will Get Justice" Mosby saying she intentionally filed false charges against them.
Gee, ya think?
Freddie Gray's family got a very fast $6.4 million settlement from the city.
Mosby got an opportunity to apologize for her Herculean screwup but she didn't use it. Instead, she held a news conference after the announcement saying that there is "a reluctance" and "an obvious bias" among some officers investigating the case.
The judge who heard the case is a black man with ethics and an understanding of the law that Marilyn Mosby will never have. Her own racism gets in the way, and I am never quick to use the term 'racism.'
Rather than quell a potentially explosive situation, Mosby said, "We do not believe Freddie Gray killed himself. We stand by the medical examiner's determination that Freddie Gray's death was a homicide."
Mosby's law license was likely obtained in a Cracker Jacks box. She should step down from her position with the city, but people like her never do the honorable thing.