As usual, this will turn out to be a game of politics.
A Baltimore police organization called for the chief prosecutor to step down from the Freddie Gray investigation on Friday because of her political links to the lawyer representing the dead man’s family.
On Friday morning, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared that Gray’s death was a homicide. She issued arrest warrants for all six Baltimore Police Officers who ‘illegally’ detained the 25-year-old on April 12.
The driver of the van, Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr, faces the most serious charge, second-degree depraved heart murder, carrying a maximum sentence of 30 years.
The open letter was posted to the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 3’s Twitter account minutes before the officers were charged.
Signed by the organization’s president, Gene Ryan, the letter read: ‘While I have the utmost respect for you and your office, I have very deep concerns about the many conflicts of interest presented by your office conducting an investigation in this case.’
The Gray family lawyer, Billy Murphy, was a big campaign donor to Marilyn Mosby last year when she ran for State’s Attorney, donating the maximum individual amount allowed, $4,000, in June. Murphy was also on Mosby’s transition team after the election and has been described as a ‘mentor’ to her.
Read more: Daily Mail