Baltimore’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana, saying the “sordid history of marijuana prohibition lies in ethnic and racial bigotry.”
In a lawsuit, five police officers had alleged that Baltimore’s top prosecutor maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man fatally injured while in custody. The ruling ends the case in State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s favor.
During her first months in office as Baltimore’s top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby vowed to “deliver justice” on behalf of Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody triggered massive protests and the city’s worst riots in decades. More than 3 years later, residents are viewing Mosby’s re-election bid in a primary Tuesday.
As a result of the video, 43 court cases have been or will be dropped, according to the city state’s attorney’s office.
Baltimore’s top prosecutor has tossed out 34 criminal cases and said that 123 cases are under review after video surfaced of a city police officer appearing to plant drug evidence.
Baltimore prosecutors are reviewing hundreds of cases touched by seven police officers who were indicted on federal racketeering charges.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby tweeted a picture of her daughter looking over the ballot in what appears to be a voting booth on Tuesday, but then deleted the tweet.
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