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Posted on 07/18/2016 8:35:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death
By David K. Li
July 18, 2016 | 10:42am
Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death
A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Grays death.
Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams.
Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Grays death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he suffered on his ride in custody.
Rice, 42, is the fourth officer to go on trial, with the previous three winning two full acquittals and one mistrial.
Two more cops go on trial, this month and in October, respectively. Grays death led to rioting that caused millions of dollars in damage and hundreds of arrests. Filed under baltimore , freddie gray , police
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Rice, 42, was cleared of charges including involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. He elected a bench trial, and Circuit Judge Barry Williams decided his fate instead of a jury.
Two other officers were previously acquitted in relation to Gray’s death — Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson Jr. Another officer, William Porter, had a mistrial last year after a jury could not reach a consensus on the charges brought against him.
All of the officers involved in the case have pleaded not guilty. Williams previously acquitted Officers Edward Nero and Caesar Goodson Jr. of all charges. The case against Officer William Porter ended in a mistrial in December. He is scheduled to be retried in September. Officer Garrett Miller will go before a judge on July 27, and Sgt. Alicia White’s proceeding begins Oct. 13.
Maryland IHOP restaurants have been placed under lockdown lest Marilyn Mosby start a brawl in one.
Complaint Filed Against Mosby Calls Her A Runaway Prosecutor
June 30, 2016 6:55 PM By Meghan McCorkell
Filed Under: Baltimore, Baltimore Police, Freddie Gray, George Washington University, Marilyn Mosby
BALTIMORE (WJZ) Baltimore City States Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been under fire. Now she could potentially face being disbarred, WJZs Meghan McCorkell reports.
A new complaint filed with the Maryland Bar Counsel calls Mosby a runaway prosecutor and alleges she violated ethics rules, claiming she never had probable cause to charge six officers in the death of Freddie Gray.
I think Marilyn Mosby has harmed the city of Baltimore. And if she continues, that harm will get worse, said law professor John Banzhaf, George Washington University.
Banzhaf, who filed the complaint, accuses Mosby of only filing charges to stop the unrest in Baltimore.
I heard your call for No justice, no peace. Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man, Mosby said in May of 2015.
Banzhafs complaint calls Mosbys words a misuse of her role and a perversion of her office.
Its a crime, its unethical to indict somebody simply because it will quell the thirst of a rioting mob, he said.
Stupid prosecutor....cannot get a conviction because police were doing their job....
If Mosby still has a law license at the end of this fiasco, we’ll know what privilege looks like.
I sure as hell wouldn’t take this to a Baltimore jury.
Let the rioting/murdering/destroying begin/continue.
Would one single reporter EVER ask the stupid President if the data actually reflects the belief that black men are under attack from the police? Just make him say it, one way or the other. He will stammer around and mumble some nonsense about disparate impact or some such, but I would love to see him claim that the real numbers reflect what these idiots believe. He would never be able to claim that it does!
Four face slaps for Mosby. What a smug daughter of obama she is. Deserves it.
Of course not, they've got their heads so far up his butt they have to wait for him to speak so they can see daylight.
When does the state bar take action against this woman?
How she could still have a job after this mess, is beyond me. But then the fix was in for Hillary. It'll probably be in for this fraud too.
Black privilege and all, ya' know....
Now Twitter is full of the usual cretins saying that ‘the justice system is broken’ etc.
They elected the politicians. They elected the DAs and/or their politicians appointed the prosecutors.
They will go around the moon avoiding blame for these misguided, malicious prosecutions which fall flat in court.
Mosby’s Career and Financial Future On The Line Tuesday
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Faces Growing Legal Pressure to Discontinue Cop Prosecutions; Disbarment Complaint Compares Her to Duke Lacrosse Rape Prosecutor Mike Nifong - “Nifong But In A Dress”
Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Has Been Called “Mike Nifong But In a Dress”
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WASHINGTON - July 5, 2016 - PRLog — The career, and probably even the financial future, of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby may well be on the line this Tuesday as she must decide - faced with two disbarment complaints, five civil law suits, and a judicial hearing based upon newly-filed motions into her allegedly fraudulent conduct - whether to proceed with the criminal prosecutions of police officers.
Both disbarment complainants - one by a former prosecutor, and the other by a law professor who has been successful in filing similar complaints - have analogized her situation to that of Mike Nifong who prosecuted several Duke lacrosse players for rape even after it was clear that the prosecutions weren’t justified. Indeed, Mosby has been referred to as “Nifong but in a dress.”
For his wrongful actions, Nifong was disbarred, driven into bankruptcy by law suits over the prosecutions, and eventually jailed, notes public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who filed one of the two complaints against Mosby.
If Mosby likewise continues with additional prosecutions - having not only failed in the first three, but also having had the judge reject virtually all of her major legal theories of criminal liability - she will substantially strengthen the case for her own disbarment, and greatly increase the potential damages in the civil cases brought, and to be brought, against her.
BLM, wrong again!BLM, wrong again!
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