The Baltimore police union asked State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case against the six officers involved in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. Mosby refused.
On Friday morning, shortly before Mosby was scheduled to hold a press conference, the president of Baltimore’s lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the union that represents the six officers, issued an open letter to the state’s attorney, asking her to appoint a “special independent prosecutor”for the case.
“In order to avoid any appearance of impropriety or a violation of the Professional Rules of Professional Responsibility, I ask that you appoint a Special Prosecutor to determine whether or not any charges should be filed,”
FOP President Gene Ryan wrote.
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