Standing in front of the six police officers accused in Freddie Gray’s death and their lawyers, Baltimore’s police union president declared that “justice has been done” by State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to drop charges against the remaining police officers in the case. Police reps also addressed accusations by Marilyn Mosby at her own earlier news conference.
During her own news conference, Mosby raised questions about the investigation into Freddie Gray’s death conducted by police. Mosby said “inherent bias” is present when police investigate their own ranks. “Although Commissioner Kevin Davis has been extremely accommodating, there were witnesses to the case that were part of the investigative team, interrogations that were done without asking the most poignant questions, lead detectives that were completely uncooperative,” Mosby said.
At Baltimore’s police union headquarters, defense attorney Ivan Bates defended the investigation, saying, “over 30 officers were involved. everyone from the current commissioner on down. These officers were neutral, they were independent.” He accused Mosby’s office of declining assistance from outside entities like the FBI and Maryland State Police to investigate police.
“The State’s Attorney could simply not accept the evidence as presented. She had her own agenda,” said Lt. Gene Ryan, the president of the union.
Equally, Commissioner Kevin Davis issued his own statement defending the investigation, and adding that the police embedded Baltimore Sun reporter Justin George to provide an independent assessment.
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