Baltimore Prosecutor Ordered Cops to Crack Down on Freddie Gray's Corner

Baltimore County prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked police to target the corner where Freddie Gray was arrested as part of an “enhanced” effort to curb drug dealing, according to an email obtained by The Baltimore Sun. The directive came just weeks before Gray’s fatal arrest, as revealed in an email released by lawyers for six police officers charged by Mosby in Gray’s arrest and death. “It must be understood that Mrs. Mosby was directing these officers to one of the highest crime intersections in Baltimore city and asking them to make arrests, conduct surveillance, and stop crime,” the lawyers wrote. “Now, the state is apparently making the unimaginable argument that the police officers are not allowed to use handcuffs to protect their safety and prevent flight in an investigatory detention where the suspect fled in a high crime area and actually had a weapon on him.” Mosby’s office said they “will litigate this case in the courtroom and not in the media.”