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by Peter Moskos

July 23, 2015

Meanwhile, "discovery" back in Baltimore

A bunch of people are getting shot. Including kids. An arrest was made.

But more out of the ordinary is this by Keven Rector in the Sun:
Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray said in a court filing Thursday that prosecutors either failed to turn over evidence or lied about conducting a thorough investigation into Gray's death.

The evidence already provided by prosecutors is "completely devoid of any information obtained during the course of the State's investigation," the defense attorneys said, leading them to conclude that "either the State is withholding the information from its investigation, or there was no investigation."
I suspect the former. A judge will rule soon.
Prosecutors are required by law to share any "exculpatory" evidence that would help clear a defendant of charges, and the defense said it is "difficult to imagine" that nothing in the state's investigation was "in some way exculpatory to at least one of the Defendants in this case."

Other than one witness interview by an investigator in Mosby's office, the defense attorneys said, they have not received "a single document, witness interview, report, recording, or even mention of a shred of evidence procured through" the independent investigation.


David Woycechowsky said...

Prosecutors' office suspected of not meeting its Brady obligations.

In other news, water is still wet and kittens like to play with yarn.

bacchys said...

Prosecutors not meeting their discovery obligations in a timely and ethical matter is now wrong?

When did that happen?