Six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray want a judge to dismiss the case, saying in court documents they are the victims of an ‘overzealous prosecution’.
At a minimum, officers said in their motions filed Friday, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby should be replaced with an independent prosecutor because they say the case is riddled with personal and political conflicts of interest.
The officers maintain Freddie Gray’s arrest was legal based on their contention Gray was carrying a type of knife that is illegal.
The officers also allege Mosby had a personal interest in calming unrest in the city that followed Gray’s death because her husband is a city councilman.
A call Friday evening to Mosby’s spokeswoman for comment wasn’t returned. Earlier on Friday, the Attorney General Lorreta Lynch announced it would conduct an investigation into the Baltimore police force in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights.
Source: Farrah Gray