Recusal…or court order?
CNN reports that attorneys for the six Baltimore police officers charged by Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby in the death of Freddie Gray have filed a lengthy motion in Baltimore City District Court to have Mosby removed from the case–either by her recusal or by court order.
The motion–which I have not yet seen, but hope to soon–purportedly sets out at least five conflicts of interest as the basis for recusal, including:
- Both Mosby and her husband, a Baltimore City Council member, are positioned for personal financial and political gain from the case.
- Mosby has existing personal relationships with potential witnesses.
- Mosby’s office took the unusual step of establishing it’s own investigation run parallel with that of the Baltimore Police Department, and lead by a former officer with a considerably checkered past.
- The existence of a pending civil suit against Mosby’s office (the relevance of this is unclear to me).
- The Gray family attorney William (Bill) Murphy (in featured image, above), is a close friend, supporter, and indeed a lawyer for Marilyn Mosby; in particular, he has contributed at least $5,000 to Mosby’s political campaigns.
More here, from CNN:
More details to come when we actually get our hands on the motions.
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