Remember Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby? Police accused her of basically acting more like an activist than a prosecutor. Some of them even sued her. She’s not out of the woods yet.
The Marshall Project reported:
Cops Win Another Round Pursuing the Prosecutor Who Pursued Them
When Freddie Gray died in Baltimore in April 2015, the city’s chief prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, wasted no time in doing what prosecutors in other police-related deaths of African Americans had been slow to do: She went after the cops.
Within two weeks, Mosby rushed ahead of a grand jury to charge six officers in Gray’s death. After her decision, days of rioting and looting came to an end. The Black Lives Matter movement cheered her assertiveness. Trials began within the year.
But then things went wrong for Mosby. The criminal cases, which included second-degree murder and manslaughter charges, collapsed. In some, the police officers were acquitted; in others, the charges were dropped. And as Mosby’s tough approach disintegrated, the officers turned the tables — they took her back to court and sued her for something prosecutors are traditionally protected from: malicious prosecution.
Surprisingly, the U.S. District Court judge who is hearing their case, Marvin J. Garbis, has so far rejected Mosby’s arguments against the multimillion-dollar lawsuit, allowing it to move toward trial. In January, he quashed her effort to dismiss the case altogether. And on Monday, in rejecting her motion to stay the discovery process, he ordered that even as a prosecutor she must turn over her emails and be deposed under oath about a sensitive case.
Read the whole thing here.
This sends a pretty strong message.
If you’re going to accuse cops of anything, you better be darn sure you’re right and can prove it.
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