Donald Trump weighs in on Freddie Gray case, says Mosby 'ought to prosecute herself'
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- After news broke Wednesday that the remaining trials in the Freddie Gray case would be dropped, republican presidential nominee Donald Trump weighed in, criticizing Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
"I do have a reaction to the prosecutor in Baltimore who indicted those police officers, I do," Trump said at a press conference in Miami, Fla. "I think she ought to prosecute herself. Okay, that's my reaction. I think it was disgraceful."
The fifth officer charged in the case, Officer Garrett Miller, was in court Wednesday morning for pre-trial motions. Soon after the hearing began all charges were dropped against him and moments later came the announcement that all further trials in the Gray case would cease.
The announcement comes after a hung jury for Officer William Porter in December and acquittals for Officers Caesar Goodson, Edward Nero and Lt. Brian Rice -- who each chose bench trials.
William Porter was set to be re-tried in September and Sgt. Alicia White was scheduled for trial in October.
At a briefing in downtown Baltimore Wednesday afternoon Mosby defended her decision to announce charges against the six Baltimore Police officers.
"My professional role in this matter is plain," said Mosby. "To seek justice on behalf of an innocent 25-year-old man."
Gene Ryan, president of the union representing Baltimore Police officers, praised Wednesday's developments saying, "Justice has been done."
Gray was arrested on April 12, 2015 after officers say he "fled unprovoked upon noticing police presence." He was placed unrestrained in a police van and transported to Western District.
When officers attempted to remove Gray from the wagon he was no longer breathing and was found to be in cardiac arrest by a responding medic.
He underwent surgery at Shock Trauma at and died on April 19, 2015.
According to Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith, pay for the officers will now be restored and they will be on administrative duties while an administrative review is conducted by the Montgomery County Police Department, with the assistance of the Howard County Police Department.