Norvell Rose | Western Journalism
Evidence of apparent incompetence and misbehavior continues to pile up in the case of the “Baltimore Six” — not evidence against the cops involved in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray, but against the state’s attorney prosecuting the case. On the heels of the embarrassing disclosure that Marilyn Mosby filed her motion for a gag order in the wrong court — an attempt to keep defense attorneys from talking to the media that was denied — comes word that it was Mosby herself who directed police to crack down on drug dealing in the very neighborhood where Gray was apprehended.
In other words, Marilyn Mosby’s prior statements that the Baltimore cops who picked up Gray after he ran from them made an unlawful arrest, is contradicted by the fact that it was she who ordered the police crackdown on drug dealing in the high-crime area where the arrest took place.
On her Fox News show Tuesday night, Megyn Kelly revealed the latest Baltimore bombshell: “…a staff member in Mosby’s office sent an email to the Baltimore Police Department to direct officers on behalf of the prosecutor to ‘crack down on the exact area’ where Gray was arrested.”
Keep in mind that Mosby has repeatedly claimed the six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest were unjustified in chasing, capturing, cuffing, and then transporting him to jail. Now, with word that the prosecutor who’s going after the cops was the very person who issued the order to have them step up their patrol in the first place, the defense’s attempt to have Mosby removed from the case takes on new weight.