In a new court filing submitted Wednesday, State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office claims their actions in charging six police officers helped restore order and calm the crowd after Freddie Gray’s death, saving Baltimore “before the entire city became an armed camp or was burned to the ground.”
“Mrs. Mosby was trying to calm the crowd, not incite it,” wrote Michael Schatzow for Mosby’s office, in a response to a defense motion, according to the Baltimore Sun. “Her repeated pleas for peace while the criminal justice system does its work served a legitimate law enforcement function.”
Mosby’s office was responding to attorneys for the police officers, who have asked the judge to throw the case against the officers out, and claim that Mosby’s actions have tainted the jury pool.