[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has had numerous questions surrounding her objectivity in the case of the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. After, what many people believe, overcharging 6 police officers in Gray’s death and holding a press conference in which she angrily said she would seek justice for Freddie Gray, even accusing the officers of false imprisonment of Gray with the the claim that the knife he possessed was not illegal in Maryland, though it was illegal in Baltimore, now Mosby wants to take a completely different tactic in the case, sealing up evidence and documents.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Mosby is now seeking a protective order to block the release of Gray’s autopsy and any other documents that she deems to be “sensitive.” Though she began her litigation in the media, she is now saying that prosecutors “have a duty to ensure a fair and impartial process for all parties involved” and “will not be baited into litigating this case through the media.”
Given the way she has used the media in beginning the trying of the officers in the court of public opinion, their attorney believes that Mosby has something to hide and that she is trying to hide evidence to ensure that the officers do not receive a fair trial.
Ivan Bates is the attorney for Sgt. Alicia White. In response to Mosby’s actions to seal records and evidence, Bates said, “Mrs. Mosby is the one who did an announcement discussing what she said the evidence was in a nationally televised speech. Now that it is time to turn over the evidence, to ask for a protective order is beyond disingenuous.”
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]This motion by Mosby continues her pattern of lack of transparency in the Freddie Gray case. She previously sought a gag order to prevent anyone involved from speaking in public about the case. She has also failed to give a copy of the autopsy report to the Baltimore police which breaks from the norm regarding autopsy reports.
If a protective order is put into place, Bates says it would actually be even more restrictive than a gag order. He contends, “Nobody would know anything but the state and the defense, so they would totally hide it from the public. If your case is as good as you said it was, why don’t you just show the evidence? … You can’t holler and say, ‘I’m about accountability for the citizens,’ and then run around filing for a protective order.”
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