There are two stories floating around tonight about Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby tonight, and neither of them is good for her case against the six police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray, or for her reputation.
First, courtesy of The Daily Caller, comes news that Mosby’s desire to obtain a gag order in the Gray case met with some complications when the prosecutor ended up filing the motion in the wrong court.
That’s likely the least damaging of tonight’s two stories, though. Also breaking is news that Mosby had, in an email forwarded to one of the officers indicted in the Gray case, specifically directed officers to target the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested, in response to a mentoring group that had expressed concern about heavy drug activity in the area.
As one of the police officer’s attorneys argued, “Mrs. Mosby herself is now an integral part of the story and as such is a central witness. This is a case where the witness and the prosecutor are one and the same.” In short, Mosby herself had ordered the very same officers she is prosecuting to step up their drug arrest efforts in the area where Freddie Gray was arrested.
Supporters aren’t counting out Mosby just yet.