Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is enjoying her brush with celebrity after charging six Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, but she’s being very selective about which information her office wants made public.
This is just one of the many elements of the case Mosby isn’t exactly bragging about:
About three weeks before Freddie Gray was chased from a West Baltimore corner by three Baltimore police officers — the start of a fatal encounter — the office of prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the intersection with “enhanced” drug enforcement efforts, court documents show.
“State’s Attorney Mosby asked me to look into community concerns regarding drug dealing in the area of North Ave and Mount St,” Joshua Rosenblatt, division chief of Mosby’s Crime Strategies Unit, wrote in a March 17 email to a Western District police commander.
The email was disclosed for the first time Tuesday in a motion filed in Baltimore Circuit Court by defense attorneys for the six officers being prosecuted in Gray’s arrest and death. The attorneys said Mosby’s involvement in the police initiative means that she should be removed from the case.
What’s your rebuttal, Ms. Mosby? … Ms. Mosby?
Nick and Marilyn Mosby dancing at UniverSoul Circus http://t.co/qpPS2RIO27
— Richard Martin (@richardmar10) June 1, 2015