Baltimore judge has acquitted the fourth and highest-ranking officer, Lt Brian Rice, of all charges in the Freddie Gray case. There is no substantial, credible evidence to show malice or criminal intent by any of the officers against Gray. It’s time for State Attorney Marilyn Mosby to be removed from office after this politically driven witch-hunt she launched against the 6 officers charged with the death of Gray.
“To the people of Baltimore and the demonstrators across America: I heard your call for ‘No justice, no peace.’ Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man.
To the youth of the city. I will seek justice on your behalf. This is a moment. This is your moment Let’s ensure we have peaceful and productive rallies that will develop structural and systemic changes for generations to come. You’re at the forefront of this cause and as young people, our time is now.”
Mosby has clearly demonstrated what malicious prosecution looks like by an individual abusing her position of power. She should be forced to resign by the Governor, impeached by the legislature or recalled by the voters. Regardless how she is removed from office Mosby should most definitely be disbarred and never permitted to practice law again!
Highest-ranking officer charged in Freddie Gray case acquitted on all counts
by FoxNews.com/ contrinutors Varuna Bhatia & Associated Press
A judge in Baltimore Monday acquitted the highest-ranking officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, marking the fourth trial that prosecutors failed to win.
Lt. Brian Rice faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He opted for a bench trial by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams.
The judge previously dismissed a second-degree assault charge, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge against the 42-year-old officer, who is white.
Gray died a week after suffering a spinal injury in a police van last year, touching off protests and rioting.
Rice’s failure to seatbelt Gray, Williams said, may have been an error in judgment and a violation of updated policy — but the judge found prosecutors failed to prove it rose to a criminal level.
“The state failed to show that the defendant, even if he was aware of the risk, consciously disregarded that risk,” the judge said… read more