After mounting a tenacious witch hunt to hold police officers criminally responsible for the death of Freddie Gray, the office of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby was unable to no convictions in the case.
The Boston Sun reported prosecutors have dropped all charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray this morning, finally putting an end to one of the most inflammatory and high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore (and American) history.
In a court hearing earlier this morning, which was to be the start of Officer Garrett Miller’s trial, Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow told Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams that the state was dropping all charges against Miller, Porter and Sgt. Alicia White.
Officer William Porter’s trial ended with a hung jury and a mistrial in December, before Judge Williams acquitted Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson and Lt. Brian Rice at bench trials in May, June, and July, respectively.
In his previous decisions, Judge Williams repeatedly stated prosecutors failed to provide evidence to support their theory that the officers acted unreasonably and disregarded their training by not seat belting Gray into the back of a police transport van.
All six officers will still face an internal investigation by Montgomery County police to determine whether the officers will be able to return to policing the streets of Baltimore.
The question is: will Marilyn Mosby also face an internal investigation to determine whether she will be able to continue to hold her position as Baltimore State’s Attorney?