Freddie Gray trial prosecutors drop remaining charges against officers
Decision comes after judge already acquitted 3 of the 6 officers charged
The Associated Press Posted: Jul 27, 2016 10:18 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 27, 2016 11:14 AM ET
Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction.
Grey was a black man whose neck was broken while he was handcuffed and shackled but left unrestrained in the back of a police van in April 2015. His death added fuel to the growing Black Lives Matter movement and caused turmoil in Baltimore, including large protests and the worst riots the city had seen in decades.
The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case, including the van driver who the state considered the most responsible and another officer who was the highest-ranking of the group.
The US "Justice" System is being used as a whip and as bait to incite civic unrest
A fourth officer had his case heard by a jury, but the panel deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial.
On Wednesday, instead of a pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller, who had faced assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment charges, Chief Deputy State's Attorney Michael Schatzow instead told the judge that prosecutors were dropping the charges against Miller and the rest of the officers.
Prosecutors and defence attorneys quickly left the courtroom without commenting, but both sides have planned news conferences for Wednesday.
State Attorney Mosby in spotlight
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby wasted little time in announcing charges after Gray's death — one day after receiving the police department's investigation while a tense city was still under curfew — and she did not shy from the spotlight. She posed for magazine photos, sat for TV interviews and even appeared onstage at a Prince concert in Gray's honour.
The city's troubles forced Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to fire her reform-minded police chief and abandon her re-election campaign. Homicides skyrocketed at a rate unseen in decades.
Many feared that the acquittals could prompt more protests and unrest, but that never panned out.
Three of the officers who were charged were black and three were white.
No reputations hinged on the case's outcome as much as Mosby and her husband, Nick Mosby, a councilman for Baltimore's west side who announced his mayoral candidacy shortly after Rawlings-Blake pulled out.
Marilyn Mosby spoke so forcefully when she announced the charges against the officers in May that defence attorneys argued she should check herself for bias.
When the history of the Fraud "Nation" of the United States is finally written...and the sham civilization relegated thankfully to the dustbin of history...this case will be front and centre in defining how broken, corrupt and downright disgusting the entire exercise on the "New Found Land" and the "Land of the Free" has been. The Freddie Grey Case has been a kangaroo court from the instant Freddie's lower spine was snapped in two by the arresting "bicycle policemen" on the pavement of the dirty streets of a Baltimore "hood".
When I saw the sir names of the arresting policemen...I knew they would get off. "Miller" is a chosenite name and thug Garrett was the lead "spine snapper".
What the cabal did was instead of showing blacks in America they could get a fair hearing...they turned the heat on other blacks...the black policemen who had peripheral roles in getting Freddie belatedly to the hospital...but mostly that rare composite in America...the black in a role of power...Marilyn Mosby, the young black woman prosecutor. They turned the heat up on her and instantly, it was Mosby and her reputation who was on trial. She had to withdraw from the case. All the cabal had to do then was get one of their myriad of corrupt judges to hear the case. It was a slam dunk.
And blacks shouldn't bother going out in the streets to protest. Protests have been all sewn up in neat corrupt packages by the chosenites and their ghoul, Soros.
The only hope for blacks in America is the religion of Islam. This religion recently thwarted a take over in Turkey...by chanting from the mosque towers...Imams chanting instructions on where and how to assemble...low tech but effective. The crowds instantly assembled in such numbers that the coup meisters didn't dare follow their express orders to "shoot to kill"...innocent citizens in the streets.