Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby plans to seek a protective order that would block the release of Freddie Gray‘s autopsy report, arguing that she has a duty “to ensure a fair and impartial process for all parties involved,” reports the Baltimore Sun.
Mosby also seeks to block other “sensitive” documents as she prosecutes the six police officers involved in his arrest, the report says.
Mosby told The Baltimore Sun that prosecutors “have a duty to ensure a fair and impartial process for all parties involved” and “will not be baited into litigating this case through the media.”
From the Baltimore Sun:
But an attorney for one of the officers said the effort shows that “there is something in that autopsy report that they are trying to hide.”
Mrs. Mosby is the one who did an announcement discussing what she said the evidence was in a nationally televised speech,” said Ivan Bates, who represents Sgt. Alicia White. “Now that it is time to turn over the evidence, to ask for a protective order is beyond disingenuous.
“It’s as if she wants to do everything to make sure our clients do not get a fair trial.”
Twenty-five-year-old Gray died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury in police custody, which led to weeks of sometimes violent protests in Baltimore and across the nation.
The officers have been charged with violations ranging from misconduct in office to, in one case, second-degree murder. All six officers have been released on bail.
SOURCE: Baltimore Sun | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty | VIDEO CREDIT: NDN