Black Former Police Commissioner Calls Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby “Incompetent”, Hear How She Responds…

Black Former Police Commissioner Calls Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby “Incompetent”, Hear How She Responds…
July 29 16:32 2016 Print This Article

The fallout is still ongoing after Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped the charges against officers in the Freddie Gray case. At least one juror has spoken out publicly and now, Baltimore’s former police commissioner is also expressing intense criticism of Mosby.

Jurors in the Freddie Gray case had been under a gag order until all of the trials of the officers were over, but now the former jurors are free to talk.  The Baltimore Sun spoke with attorney Susan Elgin, one of the 12 jurors in the trial of Officer William Porter.

“The above stated verdicts reflect the honest and best judgment of our jury on the evidence presented at trial,” Elgin said in a statement provided to the Sun on Friday. “We listened carefully to the court’s instructions and did our best to apply the law given to us to the facts proven in the courtroom. It was not an easy task and we had legitimate differences of opinion, but the justice system was well served in this case.”

Porter had been charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office.

Marilyn Mosby blasted police investigators for thwarting her case against the officers in a press conference explaining why she decided to drop charges in the case.

“There were individual police officers who were witnesses to the case, yet were part of the investigative team,” said Mosby. “Interrogations that were conducted without asking the most poignant questions, lead investigators that were totally uncooperative and started a counter-investigation to disprove the state’s case by not executing search warrants pertaining to text messages among the police officers involved in the case.

Mosby also said the judge did not agree with the prosecution’s theory of the case. In doing so, Mosby explained why successful prosecutions of police officers are near impossible due to the level of corruption in many (if not most) police departments.

 

In an interview with WJZ, Mosby said she has no plans of resigning her post.

“So what I can say is that I was elected by the people of Baltimore City, and there’s no way–absolutely no way–that I will ever resign. With regards to the lawsuits, they’re still pending and open and I can’t make a comment.”

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who is also black, called Mosby “incompetent” and “vindictive”:

Batts

In response, Mosby said Batts began spreading misinformation after Freddie Gray’s death and she warned him about it at the time.

“People are going to get angry about that and start burning things down,” Mosby recalled telling Batts.

When asked about Batts’ assessment of her as incompetent, Mosby said “I think there’s a reason why he’s no longer the commissioner” and said he had displayed a “lack of leadership.”

Watch Mosby’s interview below:

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wuhanarig55
wuhanarig55

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44blue
44blue

Her account of the investigation sounds like the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton, but she'll stupidly support Hillary anyway.

Doesn't she have at least two dirty cops in her family - father and brother, I think.

After the mistrial with a jury, it became obvious that what she wanted was a lynch mob, not a law case.

It makes me really nervous when blacks want to ignore the law. Lynching is not ever going to be a good thing!

The black judge is respected, and was by all accounts fair. He had to also be brave to follow the law. I hope he stays safe.

Rick Manigault
Rick Manigault

No crime committed!!!


Officers also routinely stop and question individuals without cause or a legitimate suspicion that they're involved in criminal activity, the report says: No charges were filed in 26 of every 27 pedestrian stops. The directives often come from supervisors. In one instance, a supervisor told a subordinate officer to "make something up" after the officer protested an order to stop and question a group of young black men for no reason.

Watchful
Watchful

It's probably just me, but Mrs.Mosby always appears to me to be in campaign mode. Wouldn't at all surprise me to see her running for political office in the not-too-distant future .

Watchful
Watchful

@Rick Manigault 


Definitely has psy-ops written all over it, Rick ... they just reported that Ms.Gaines' (FB)social media account has been taken down which seems standard operating procedure following almost all police-involved shootings these days.

Rick Manigault
Rick Manigault

@Watchful


Now every story will be the crazed black sovereign citizen, same as Baton Rouge. And once again, live stream that misses the actual shooting. 

Watchful
Watchful

@Rick Manigault


Yeah, Rick ... kinda ironic that she was known for recording and posting on social media, several of her previous encounters/confrontations with police. Yet, in this 'fatal' instance, it appears she failed to do so. Guess she didn't have enough hands to hold her son, the 'long gun', AND her cell phone/camera all at the same time.

BobbyDPritchett
BobbyDPritchett

That is why those police are so effective in dismantling what little support we have for each other. We allow the "system" and certain whites to frame our decision. A lot of black people are just as ignorant as the Donald Trump followers. We will never fully stand together so long as we harbor those "accommodationist" that stand with those whites that depicted King, Malcolm, Evers, Sharpton and Jesse as Communist or terrorist. Mosby had the one and perhaps best ace in her favor (so she thought), and that it was an "HOMICIDE". Mosby did not foul up the case no more than the judge disregarded the facts and the will of the people. This should've went to court with a jury. The system is fatally flawed especially when it comes to black justice. Let's keep that real if you have any sense in your head. At least allow that much. And just because the judge is black means "NOTHINGT". We had blacks that fought with the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Johnw11
Johnw11

@BobbyDPritchett  There is no evidence of Blacks fighting for the Confederacy. That's propaganda. One Black (I don't recall his name) was pictured wearing a Confederate uniform, sitting next to his 'owner,' but it has been established by both his descendants and historians that he was not a soldier, but a slave.

For the most part, the problem for Blacks in that era was not fighting for the Confederate, but plantation snitching. Snitching on those who plan to run away, or resist.

While it's true that Dr. King was falsely branded as a 'communist,' there is no evidence that anyone has called Sharpton a 'communist.'  What he has been called is a snitch. And the fact that he is a snitch is documented, and has been documented for as long as he's been snitching -- for decades.

It is also a dishonor to Dr. King, Malcolm, or Medgar  Evers, to mention Sharpton's name in the same paragraph (let alone sentence) with theirs.

While I agree with everything else you said, keep in mind that Trump voters are not the only ones who are ignorant. It is not too informed of Blacks either to vote for someone who (1) opposed Dr. King and civil rights, (2) locked up nearly a million Blacks for petty things, and destroyed over a million Black families and lives, (3) cut poor Black families off public assistance -- in order to jail them -- and called them  racist names in broad daylight: Jungle Animals ("super predators"), (4) helped pushed through NAFTA that cost tens of thousands of Black jobs, etc. And is still taking money from private prison owners (whose children do you think will be going into these prisons, theirs or yours?)

So be careful when calling folks ignorant, because the word does have a definition that applies to more than Trump voters.

In fact, Trump voters, while I agree that most are probably ignorant, might be the ones to save the world from nuclear war. While on the other hand, you are supporting someone who insanely believes that it is possible to win a nuclear war. Do research on folks before you vote for them. And stop believing in the "boogeyman." After all, you are grown.

44blue
44blue

@BobbyDPritchett The law allows the defendant to choose either a trial by judge or a trial by jury. 

Not a mandatory lynch mob.

Rick Manigault
Rick Manigault

Mosby failed the people of Baltimore. She put together a crappy case and embarrassed those who initially supported her. "Trying" is the language of idiots who didn't bother to follow the case, and never seem to grasp any concept beyond "Civil rights" or 1960s.  Black Judges, in a black city rejected Mosby's claims because they were crap.


No one hates police more than me, I still think this case was a dog and Mosby should have let a real attorney look at the facts and develop a winnable case. The charges were vague and poorly laid out. That fact will always escape those who think in abstract historical terms with no regard for the situation at hand. 

DarnellThomas
DarnellThomas

there is a system of protection for police officers that refuse to lock them up for the crimes they do name 10 police officers within the past 5 years who killed somebody and is doing time for their crime I guarantee you won't find any

Rick Manigault
Rick Manigault

@DarnellThomas


I'm aware of the problem Darnell. I wish Mosby would have succeeded. Negligence in this case is not debatable. It appears that the blue wall of silence played a huge role. 


I supported this women and cheered on this prosecution, I now look foolish and people will claim Gray jumped around and killed himself. No excuse for this epic failure. Other cases didn't have the whole citiy on the side of the citizens.

Johnw11
Johnw11

I support Ms. Mosby 100%. At least she is trying to uphold the law and punish those who violate it. That's more than can be said about those criticizing her. They have not arrested and prosecuted  a single lyncher over the past 8 years.

In circa 1939, FDR created the Civil Rights division of the DOJ for the sole purpose of arresting and prosecuting lynchers when local jurisdictions failed to act. The division gained it's first conviction in 1946. The convicted was Tom Crews, a white officer, who'd lynched a Black farm worker. After that, a relentless pursuit of lynchers resulted in a virtual end to public lynching of Blacks by the 1960s.

These same laws were used to protect Civil Rights workers from lynchers in the 1950s and 1960s. They were also used by Bush I to prosecute lynchers of Rodney King.

I cannot help but lament the terrible position Civil Rights workers would have been in if they'd had to depend on what African Americans have to depend on today for 'law and order' protection from lynching. 

LYNCHING DEFINED: "violent punishment or execution, without due process, for real or alleged crimes." -- Encyclopedia.com.

Rick Manigault
Rick Manigault

I remember the press conference where Mosby came out ready to pounce. Then she doesn't even know if the switchblade is illegal, I knew this was going nowhere fast. The people of Baltimore should clean house, Get rid of the cops, and the prosecutor. 

BlackheywoodHeywood
BlackheywoodHeywood

I admire and support Ms Mosby. I'm proud of her for exposing the corrupt Criminal Justice system. We need more DA 's like her. Stay strong Ms Mosby you have support