Right before Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the charges against the police involved in Freddie Gray’s murder, a Fraternal Order of Police lodge has requested that Mosby remove herself from the Freddie Gray case, claiming she has conflicts of interest.
Gene Ryan, the local president of the Fraternal Order of Police, told Mosby in an open letter Friday that none of the six suspended officers were responsible for Gray’s death.
“Each of the officers involved is sincerely saddened by Mr. Gray’s passing,” Ryan said in the letter.
Ryan also cited conflicts of interest that include her husband, a city councilman, and a friendship with the Gray family’s lawyer, who contributed $4,000 to her campaign.
“I can tell you that the people of Baltimore City elected me, and there’ s no accountability with a special prosecutor,” Mosby said. ” I see no conflict of interest. My husband is a public servant. He works on the legislative side. I am a prosecutor.”
The sheriff’s office says it expects the six police officers charged in Gray’s death to turn themselves in at the Baltimore jail later Friday at the city’s jail.
An Open Letter to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby 5/1/2015 pic.twitter.com/iUJ7elR3bq
— Baltimore City FOP (@FOP3) May 1, 2015
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