Evidence of apparent incompetence and misbehavior continues to pile up in the case of the “Baltimore Six” — not evidence against the cops involved in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray, but against the state’s attorney prosecuting the case. On the heels of the embarrassing disclosure that Marilyn Mosby filed her motion for a gag order in the wrong court — an attempt to keep defense attorneys from talking to the media that was denied — comes word that it was Mosby herself who directed police to crack down on drug dealing in the very neighborhood where Gray was apprehended.
In other words, Marilyn Mosby’s prior statements that the Baltimore cops who picked up Gray after he ran from them made an unlawful arrest, is contradicted by the fact that it was she who ordered the police crackdown on drug dealing in the high-crime area where the arrest took place.
On her Fox News show Tuesday night, Megyn Kelly revealed the latest Baltimore bombshell: “…a staff member in Mosby’s office sent an email to the Baltimore Police Department to direct officers on behalf of the prosecutor to ‘crack down on the exact area’ where Gray was arrested.”
Keep in mind that Mosby has repeatedly claimed the six police officers involved in Gray’s arrest were unjustified in chasing, capturing, cuffing, and then transporting him to jail. Now, with word that the prosecutor who’s going after the cops was the very person who issued the order to have them step up their patrol in the first place, the defense’s attempt to have Mosby removed from the case takes on new weight.
Just last week, Western Journalism reported that State’s Attorney Mosby was discovered trying to keep Freddie Gray’s autopsy report under wraps. The news sparked criticism among those who believe the autopsy could offer evidence contrary to Mosby’s account of events that led to serious charges against the six police officers.
For details on the latest revelation that casts doubt on Marilyn Mosby’s prosecution of the Baltimore Six, you can click on the video above and watch the explosive segment from The Kelly File.
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.