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Baltimore Officers Read Miranda Rights After Fatally Shooting 2 Men Carrying Guns

April 04, 2016  | 

A police union attorney says the Baltimore officers who fatally shot two armed men last week were videotaped being read their Miranda rights after declining to give statements.

The attorney, Michael Davey, told The Baltimore Sun that prosecutors required the Miranda warnings. He said he could not recall such a move by prosecutors in 16 years working with the union. Davey says the officers were "treated like criminals" after he advised them not to immediately give statements.

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Robert @ 4/4/2016 2:51 PM controversial; the LEO were afforded the same rights as any other citizen?
It is sad that this is news.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 3:09 PM

Sounds like this anti police power freak Marilyn Mosby is trying to tell the Officers they're going to be prosecuted. Why else would her office treat the Officers like criminals. Remember, she's the idiot who's trying to appease the black masses by prosecuting the six Officers involved in the Gray case. Sounds like she's afraid of another riot. I'll be waiting to hear that she's attempting to press charges against these Officers. And, there was no good reason why they should give an immediate statement to Ms. Mosbys Office. She's also claimed that she's not against the Police because her father and grandfather were cops. They were both crooked.

Robert @ 4/5/2016 12:26 PM understand the difference between a 'Garrity Statement' and Garrity Warning is VS Miranda Rights?
You seem to love the word Idiot...and it seems everyone who doesn't agree with your views, is an idiot...because I guess you are always right?

As for Mosby, and the "Baltimore Six" are the facts and 1 opinion:
1. Mosby did overcharge the case (opinion)...but in general that is what DAs do to regular citizens.
2. There has been one trial, which led to no decision. You cannot say the prosecution was unjustified. IF there was acquittal OR the judge dismissed the could make that argument. Bottom line, at least 1 Juror and the judge thought the DA made a case for conviction.
3. Why make a statement? If there is no statement, and their is evidence of a crime...they can be charged on the spot. This rarely happens to LEO, but it happens to citizens every day.

I would watch my 'facts' (on Mosby's family)...defamation laws apply to the internet.

kevCopAz @ 4/5/2016 1:02 PM

These cops (and all cops) should NEVER talk to the criminal investigators, period. Once Garrity kicks in then talk to IA, can't be used anyway. We police should and do have the same right to remain silent, use it. That way if they fire you and you are not charged and or you are acquitted then you may have a fat check from the city for abusing your Garrity rights/etc. Lets play the same game that the criminals do.

Robert @ 4/6/2016 9:00 AM

Your strategy is certainly legal...but I would not advise it.
"you are acquitted then you may have a fat check".
I hope you see the hole in your strategy..."may have a fat check".
1. You never, ever want to end up in a court of law. There are no absolutes; I remember thinking that if you are innocent, you have nothing to fear....I no longer feel that way. You have an angry jury/judge, your witnesses make mistakes, could end up in jail.
2. In many LEO cases, IF the LEO is of the stipulations in an agreement to dismiss or plea that the defendant will not sue or appeal the ruling. So unless you are acquitted of ALL fat check.
3. Your witnesses will be compelled to testify...that testimony can be used in the Administrative review of policy, use of force, etc. Testimony that leads to criminal acquittal, can still lead to administrative sanctions.
Bottom line, I would not recommend your 'fat check' strategy.

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