In an article in The Baltimore Sun, former Deputy State’s Attorney Page Croyder wrote, “Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s ‘quick’ and ‘decisive’ action in charging six Baltimore police officers a mere two weeks after the death of Freddie Gray reflects either incompetence or an unethical recklessness.”
The knife which appears to have been the basis for the unlawful arrest charges against two officers was illegal after all, she pointed out. Mosby won’t even produce the knife.
Croyder wrote, “In fact, Ms. Mosby was so hasty it appears she locked up two completely innocent officers. She charged Freddie Gray’s arresting officers with “false imprisonment” because she said the knife that Gray had on him was legal. In fact, as The Sun reported, the Police Task Force found it to be illegal after all. It was Ms. Mosby who had no probable cause to lock the arresting officers up, an injustice she could have easily avoided by taking her time.”
Kate Bolduan and John Brennan of CNN met their match Wednesday morning when they attempted to grill Page Croyder who took the opportunity to blast Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and the case she presented against six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
In her article for The Sun and again during the interview, Croyder said Mosby didn’t even consult with police investigators and rushed the investigation. Two weeks is unheard of she said. She should have taken her time to not appear politically motivated.
Politics, not justice was behind these charges.
Ms.Mosby is incredibly inexperienced and Ms. Croyder pointed out that it showed in the way she handled this case.
Mosby, she said, did not use her own homicide unit, her most experienced attorneys, nor did she use a grand jury. She didn’t even have the autopsy report until shortly before she announced the charges. “Her mind was already made up. Ditto with the police report,” Croyder said.
The CNN interviewers tried to put Croyder up against the wall but she turned around and demolished their preconceived notions and Mosby’s incompetent prosecution.
Croyder said Mosby’s own charging documents don’t support a second-degree murder charge. Mosby wrote the documents herself. There are serious concerns about the charges of false imprisonment.
It will have serious repercussions across the police force, she said, and it already is.
Croyder said if she were a Baltimire police officer, she would look for another job and if she were a Baltimore resident, she’d look for another place to live.