Marilyn Mosby: 'We do not believe that Freddie Gray killed himself'
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- With the judge's gag order no longer in effect after all further trials in the Freddie Gray case were dropped Wednesday morning, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby took to the podium to break her silence.
The city's top prosecutor defended her decision to announce charges against six Baltimore Police officers in connection with Gray's arrest and resultant death.
"My professional role in this matter is plain," said Mosby. "To seek justice on behalf of an innocent 25-year-old man"
Pre-trial motions for Garrett Miller, the fifth officer charged in the case, began Wednesday morning and during proceedings it was announced that all charges were dropped in his case.
Moments later it was announced that all further trials in the Gray case were also dropped.
Sgt. Alicia White was scheduled to stand trial on October 13 and William Porter, whose case ended with a hung jury in December, was scheduled to be re-tried on September 6.
During her speech Mosby said "despite being physically, and professional threatened, mocked, ridiculed and sued" she stood by her decisions and also stood by the medical examiner's decision to rule Gray's death a homicide.
“I signed up for this and I can take it," Mosby said.
The State's Attorney decried what she called "a reluctance and an obvious bias that was consistently exemplified not by the entire Baltimore Police Department but by individuals within the Baltimore Police Department at every stage of the investigation which became blatantly apparent in the subsequent trials."
"We do not believe that Freddie Gray killed himself," she said.
According to Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith, pay for the officers will 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.
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.
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