Following the utter failure of state prosecutors to make any case against the LEOs in the death of Freddie Gray, the DOJ has announced it will not pursue charges.
From the start, there existed no factual basis on which any of the officers could be found guilty of any criminal misconduct. And as the cases proceeded, all evidentiary surprises ended up being to the benefit of the officers.
Cornell Law Professor William Jacobson summarized his opinion of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s behavior in perpetrating this extended witch hunt:
“Mosby, you have shamed your office in pursuing policitally-motivated prosecutions in order to appease a mob of rioters and hooligans who threatened to burn Baltimore down. You could have been honorable and brave and stood up to the mob, but instead you sought quiet instead of justice. Perhaps you had greater political ambitions, or just were a coward. Either way, you disgraced yourself. You are a joke, a laughingstock, to be remembered as we now remember Mike Nifong. Congratulations.”
Mike Nifong was the district attorney for Durham County, North Carolina, who was removed, disbarred and jailed following court findings concerning his conduct in the Duke lacrosse case.