More than a year after the death of Freddie Gray and the ensuing riots, all six charged Baltimore police officers walked free and the attorney who prosecuted them faces a mountain of lawsuits, possible disbarment and calls for her resignation.
While the lawsuits face a tough battle and the disbarment is unlikely, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby did make a series of mistakes in the trial that cost her. Here are five of Mosby’s biggest missteps.
1. Overzealous Charges
When Mosby announced charges against the officers, the legal community largely felt she overstepped. While the death certainly warranted prosecution, she hit all six officers involved with a slew of charges including involuntary manslaughter, assault and depraved-heart murder. These charges came just one day after the police department gave her its investigation. The Baltimore police union quickly accused her of rushing to judgement.