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No Federal Charges in Freddie Gray Death – Detailed DOJ Report Explains Why

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:45pm 9/12/2017 at 9:45pm

The Department of Justice has declined to prosecute any police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.

The decision comes after a complete failure of state prosecutions. Andrew Branca wrote dozens of posts analyzing the evidence, the law, and the trials.

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Marilyn Mosby’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 5:30pm 1/7/2017 at 5:30pm

It couldn’t happen to a nicer person.

A Federal judge has ruled that Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby may be civilly sued for malicious prosecution by the police officers she targeted following the in-custody death of Freddie Gray, reports the Baltimore Sun.

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Hey Mosby, congratulations, you’re a laughingstock

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:00pm 7/27/2016 at 9:00pm
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I have left the coverage of the prosecution of six police officers in the Freddie Gray case to Andrew Branca. He had almost 100 posts.

As with the Geroge Zimmerman, Michael Dunn and other trials, Andrew did a superb job.

From the start of the prosecutions in the Freddie Gray case, Andrew called...

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Freddie Gray Trials: Prosecutors Drop Remaining Trials Against Officers

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 11:24am 7/27/2016 at 11:24am

This morning Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby dropped all criminal charges against the remaining “Freddie Gray” defendants, reports the Baltimore Sun.

There were three trials remaining–de novo trials of Officer Garrett Miller (whose trial was scheduled to begin today) and Sergeant Alicia White, as well as a re-trial of Officer William Porter....

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Freddie Gray Trial: VERDICT! Lt. Brian Rice Acquitted on All Charges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2016 at 10:38am 7/18/2016 at 10:38am

[UPDATE: The official transcript of Judge Williams’ decision has been embedded below. Thanks to commenter amwick.]

Like a Baltimore State’s Attorney version of the movie “Groundhog Day,” the fourth of the Freddie Gray trials has once again failed to achieve a conviction on even a single charge, according to Baltimore Sun...

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Freddie Gray Trial: State Presents Same Failed Case, Defense Rests

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 10:30am 7/13/2016 at 10:30am

The defense rested yesterday in the current “Freddie Gray trial” of Baltimore Police Department Lieutenant Brian Rice, and closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday.  Given the past practice of trial judge Barry Williams a verdict in this bench trial is likely to be delivered by him no sooner than early next...

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Freddie Gray Trial: Same-Old, Same-Old in Trial of Lt. Brian Rice

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/7/2016 at 7:00pm

The “Freddie Gray trial” of Lieutenant Brian Rice began today with opening statements and the state’s first two witnesses, reports the Baltimore Sun (the tweets embedded below are also provided by Baltimore Sun reporters).  Rice has chosen a bench trial before trial Judge Barry Williams.  The last two “Freddie Gray” defendants, who...

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Freddie Gray: Bench Trial of Lt. Brian Rice to Begin Thursday

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 7:00pm 7/5/2016 at 7:00pm

The courts have scheduled the next trial in State Attorney’s apparently pathological persecution of innocent police officers charged in the death of community drug-dealer Freddie Gray on Thursday.  This time the victim is Baltimore Police Department Lieutenant Brian Rice, the most senior of the six officers charged in Gray’s death. They...

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Freddie Gray: Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Faces Increasing Criticism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:30pm 6/29/2016 at 7:30pm

It wasn’t supposed to be this way for State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.  When she abruptly brought criminal charges against six Baltimore Police Officers during riots, looting, and arson following the death of community drug dealer Freddie Gray she became an immediate media darling.  Profiles in Vogue quickly followed, as well as...

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Freddie Gray: Insight Into Acquittal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 6/23/2016 at 1:00pm

Just a quick post here to add some additional insight into the acquittal of Office Caesar Goodson, first from an experienced trial attorney in Baltimore, then from two of the Baltimore Sun reporters who have most intensively covered these “Freddie Gray” trials, and finally an editorial from the Baltimore Sun editorial board...

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Freddie Gray: VERDICT! Not guilty on all charges!

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:55am 6/23/2016 at 10:55am

Minutes ago Judge Barry Williams, sitting in a bench trial, acquitted van driver Officer Caesar Goodson of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray, according to Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton.

Goodson had been charged with second-degree depraved heart murder, manslaughter, two counts of vehicular manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in...

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Freddie Gray: Sheriff Who Swore Charges Against Officers Says He Never Investigated

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:30pm 6/22/2016 at 6:30pm

Well, well, well.  It looks like the civil suits filed against State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby (who brought the prosecution againt the officers) and Baltimore Assistant Sheriff Cogen (who swore out the charges against the officers) is beginning to bear strategic fruit, just as I’d predicted was their true immediate purpose.

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VERDICT WATCH: Freddie Gray: Trial of Van Driver Officer Caesar Goodson

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:00am 6/22/2016 at 10:00am

Thursday morning trial Judge Barry Williams is expected to release his bench verdict in the “Freddie Gray” trial of van driver Officer Caesar Goodson. Officer Goodson is charged with murder, multiple counts of manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

Goodson is the third of six charged officers to be...

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Freddie Gray: Defense Rests in Trial of Officer Caesar Goodson

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 17, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/17/2016 at 1:30pm

The defense has rested in the “Freddie Gray” trial of van driver Officer Caesar Goodson.  Goodson is charged with murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment , and he is the third officer to be tried in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.  The jury trial of...

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Freddie Gray: Prosecution’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Trial

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:41pm 6/16/2016 at 1:41pm

As we’ve previously discussed, State prosecutors in the trial of van driver Officer Caesar Goodson were forced at the last minute to change their theory of the case from “Murder by Failure to Provide Medical Care” to “Murder by Rough Ride” after the evidentiary foundation for the prior theory evaporated.

Yesterday prosecutors...

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Freddie Gray: Trial Implosion! Medical Examiner first believed injury was accident

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:04pm 6/15/2016 at 2:04pm

In what would be a shocking turn of events in any trial other than one brought by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, state prosecutors have for the first time introduced into court evidence that medical examiner Carol Allan had at one point believed Gray’s death was an accident, reports the Baltimore Sun.

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Freddie Gray Day #4: Prosecution’s “Rough Ride” Theory Implodes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 8:00am 6/15/2016 at 8:00am

The fourth day of the “Freddie Gray” trial of van driver Officer Caesar Goodson is most notable for the implosion of the state’s “rough ride” theory of the case for lack of evidence.

Prosecutors were compelled to throw this theory into the mix for the first time on the first day of...

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