Leaked Messages Show Charges Were Coming Against Baltimore Police No Matter The Evidence
If you haven't heard the news, the case against six Baltimore police officers that were charged with the death of Freddie Gray is over. The case, you will recall, was a political nightmare that caused intense rioting throughout the city of Baltimore and showed how far lawlessness can still go in this country.
The case ended in a release of the six officers who were charged with involvement in Gray's death, but the Baltimore prosecuting attorney Marilyn Mosby called the lack of convictions in the case evidence of a broken criminal justice system.
Leaked messages surrounding the prosecution of the case, however, show that the prosecutors realized that they didn't have a case from the start. Those messages show that the Baltimore attorneys prosecuting the officers were determined to set forward a narrative which would make them guilty.
But one of the detectives involved in the prosecution immediately picked up on the faults of the prosecution and pointed them out. She thought that the narrative chosen by the prosecution was "inconsistent with our investigation," and that she "thought the statements in the narrative were misquoted."
Those are the words of police detective Dawnyell Taylor.
Taylor should be commended for being honest in her criticisms of the case. What should be pointed out about the prosecution, however, is the fact that they attempted to fabricate and put together a narrative which would make these six officers complicit in the death of Freddie Gray. Even when the facts pointed otherwise.
Taylor continued in her trepidation to move forward with the case, saying, "I’m fine with finding the facts but between us I believe we omitted key things from their combined statements."
Thankfully Taylor's words are coming forward and revealing the motives of the prosecution to find fault with the officers, even if there was none. This is a blatant example of politics entering the courtroom and the prosecutors and judges of Baltimore should be ashamed.
h/t: The Blaze