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Baltimore Prosecutor Asked Police to Target Area Where Freddie Gray was Arrested

June 09, 2015  | 

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby when she announced six Baltimore police officers were being charged in the Freddie Gray in-custody death. (Photo: WBAL TV Screen Shot)
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby when she announced six Baltimore police officers were being charged in the Freddie Gray in-custody death. (Photo: WBAL TV Screen Shot)

About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore Police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with "enhanced" drug enforcement efforts, court documents show.

"State's Attorney Mosby asked me to look into community concerns regarding drug dealing in the area of North Ave and Mount St," Joshua Rosenblatt, division chief of Mosby's Crime Strategies Unit, wrote in a March 17 email to Major Osborne Robinson, a Western District police commander.

The document was disclosed for the first time in a motion filed Tuesday in Baltimore Circuit Court by defense attorneys for the six officers being prosecuted in Gray's arrest and death. The attorneys said the email showed that Mosby should be removed from the case, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Comments (7)

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KevCopAz @ 6/9/2015 4:14 PM

Interesting, perhaps this shows why she is so bent on getting the officers to be the center of the storm, she doesn't want any "blow back" on her pretty political face.

Tom Ret @ 6/9/2015 4:24 PM

With this revelation, if true, should not only remove Mosby from hearing this case but should end her career ASAP. There is obvious misconduct on her part in the handling of this case.

Fed Cop @ 6/10/2015 6:27 AM

You can tell she has it out for all police. She acts more like a defense attorney than a prosecutor. I always knew there was going to be exculpatory evidence that her office was going to try and hide.

mike @ 6/11/2015 6:37 AM

I'm sure that in the future, officers will religiously comply with any other directives issued by her Supreme Being, Top-Prosecutor, Queen of the County of Baltimore Marilyn "Her Highness" Mosby.

DeputyJJG @ 6/11/2015 10:38 AM

This woman is increasingly looking like a female Al Sharpton.....just sayin'.

Jon Retired LEO @ 6/11/2015 1:48 PM

Removed from the case is an understatement. She got exactly what she asked for and now wants to prosecute the officers for doing the job she asked them to do.

sgtken @ 6/12/2015 3:40 PM

Since when do the prosecutors tell the police what to do? They are usually politically motivated which is bad anyways.

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