Former Baltimore Prosecutor Croyder Expands Her Argument Against Mosby (VIDEO)
Page Croyder, formerly of Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, has a critical take on the charges thrown at the six city police officers. According to Page, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby can herself be charged for an illegal arrest.
Page Croyder, formerly of Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, has critical take on charges v the 6 police officers http://t.co/k3Z0oicwYD
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 5, 2015
The six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are (top row from left) Caesar Goodson Jr., Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and (bottom row from left) William Porter, Brian Rice and Alicia White. (Baltimore Police Department via AP)
** Croyder also believes Mosby faces a potential civil suit for her sloppy work against the officers.
There’s more… Croyder was back on CNN Wednesday and expanded her argument against Mosby.
CNN laying the ground work of distancing itself from the biased Baltimore State Attorney Mosby's incompetence. https://t.co/GqPaSl7fN7
— Colorado FOP (@ColoradoFOP) May 7, 2015
And a separate police investigation on Freddie Gray’s death does not support the charges filed by Mosby.
The Baltimore police investigation into the death of Freddie Gray doesn’t support some of the charges, including the most serious, filed by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, potentially allowing lawyers representing the police officers the opportunity to undercut the prosecution, according to officials briefed on the two probes…
Officials familiar with the probes also say the homicide investigation run by police investigators at most contemplated a manslaughter charge, not second degree murder as Mosby charged one of the officers, Caesar Goodson. To win conviction for murder, prosecutors must prove intent to kill. Manslaughter relates to unintentional killings.
In addition, homicide investigators who were briefed by the medical examiner’s office believed the examiner’s autopsy report would likely find the cause of death to fall short of homicide, according to one official familiar with the case.
Instead, Mosby said that the medical examiner concluded that Gray’s death was a homicide and that Gray’s fatal injury to the head occurred in a police transport van that was taking him to the police precinct.
According to an official with Maryland’s office of the chief medical examiner, where Gray’s autopsy was performed, information was shared with police investigators throughout the process, a common practice. But the official said there is only one conclusion on manner of death and that was contained in the final autopsy report delivered to Mosby on the same day she announced her decision to bring charges.
The police findings — including those that contradict some of Mosby’s investigation — will now be part of the evidence provided to defense attorneys.