Marilyn Mosby tries – again – to get protective order against release of Freddie Gray autopsy, evidence

Marilyn Mosby tries – again – to get protective order against release of Freddie Gray autopsy, evidence

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby wants a judge to block defense attorneys from selectively releasing evidence in the Freddie Gray case — or facilitate an agreement between the two sides to post all of the evidence online in one fell swoop.

In an unusual Circuit Court filing this week, Mosby’s office requested a protective order barring defense attorneys for the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray’s arrest and death from releasing any of the evidence due to them June 26 through court discovery, including Gray’s autopsy.

Absent that order, however, prosecutors said in the filing they would rather accept a deal to post all of the evidence online than “remain silent” — as is required of them by law — while defense attorneys leak evidence that suits their needs, which Mosby’s office said they are inclined to do.

“Indeed, if the Defendants were to consent and the court would so order, the State would have no objection to posting the entire autopsy report on the internet, along with all of the discovery in the case,” the prosecutors wrote. “Defendants, however, want to have it both ways. They want the freedom to publicize selected aspects of the discovery, while requiring the State to follow the law that prevents comments in order to ensure a fair trial.”

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