Marilyn Mosby’s request for attorney gag order in Freddie Gray case denied

Marilyn Mosby’s request for attorney gag order in Freddie Gray case denied

[Ed. – She was absent from law school the day they taught law.]

A judge has denied the request of State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to keep attorneys in the Freddie Case from publicizing evidence before the trial.

Mosby, who is prosecuting six police officers in Gray’s death, wanted a court hearing to argue for a protective order that would bar the release of any evidence — or, if the officers’ attorneys agreed, to post all of it online.

Mosby said she was concerned that the defense attorneys would leak only evidence that supported their clients’ defense, jeopardizing the ability to conduct a fair trial.

Gray, 25, died in April after sustaining a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody.

In a ruling issued Monday, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected Mosby’s request without a hearing. He wrote that the state “does not suggest there is anything in discovery that warrants restricting disclosure.”

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