A new report by Boston investigative journalist Emily Miller found that Marilyn Mosby’s family members were disciplined for abusive language and cocaine use while on the police force. Mosby’s father was fired for assault and battery.
FOX DC reported:
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Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case.
“To the rank-and-file officers of the Baltimore City Police Department, please know that these accusations of these six officers are not an indictment on the entire force,” said Mosby. “I come from five generations of law enforcement. My father was an officer. My mother was an officer. Several of my aunts and uncles.”
Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby’s mother and two uncles.
When I finally got the response from Boston police, it was a big stack of paper.
Mosby’s mother, Linda Thompson, had nine disciplinary actions against her in her 20 years on the force.
The Boston Police Department turned over a document that shows she violated the “substance abuse policy” in 2006. A source familiar with the incident said that Thompson tested positive for cocaine.
The police department does an annual hair test to check for drugs used in the months around an officer’s birthday.
Thompson accepted the 45-day suspension, which meant she agreed to go to a drug rehab.
In 2003, Linda Thompson was suspended for “using profane language toward a superior” and for her “refusal to leave a restricted area.”
Other records show she was suspended for two separate incidents in 1996 for not “reporting for duty” and “neglect of duty” — among other charges.
Boston Police Internal Affairs launched an investigation in 1990 into various charges, which a police source told us indicated she lost her police gun. After a hearing, Linda was suspended in 1993 for it.
Mosby’s father, Alan James, was fired from the Boston Police Department in 1991 on the same day he was acquitted by a jury for assault and robbery. According to an article in the Boston Globe at the time, the police commissioner fired him for “conduct unbecoming an officer.”
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