from Bill Still
lass=”” >A DC law professor says he will move to have the lead prosecutors in the Freddie Gray accidental death case in Baltimore disbarred.
Prof. John Banzhaf, of George Washington Univ. Law School says he will file a complaint today with the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission calling for the disbarment of the lead prosecutors in the trials of the six police officers accused of wrongdoing in the 2015 arrest and death of the 25-year-old black man.
The criticism came after the third acquittal of 6 officers charged in the accidental death that led to widespread rioting in Baltimore last summer.
Legal analysts have called for the remaining 3 trials to be cancelled. According to Barry Slotnick, a prominent defense attorney following the trials:
“It’s quite clear that the prosecution should not continue on…. These cases have not been proven and will not be proven and therefore they should be dismissed.”
Slotnick said that he doubts Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will drop the remaining cases. He believes the prosecutions were filed against the 6 officers to appease community unrest, not on the merits.
I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.