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Right before Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the charges against the police involved in Freddie Gray’s murder, a Fraternal Order of Police lodge has requested that Mosby remove herself from the Freddie Gray case, claiming she has conflicts of interest.

Gene Ryan, the local president of the Fraternal Order of Police, told Mosby in an open letter Friday that none of the six suspended officers were responsible for Gray’s death.

“Each of the officers involved is sincerely saddened by Mr. Gray’s passing,” Ryan said in the letter.

Ryan also cited conflicts of interest that include her husband, a city councilman, and a friendship with the Gray family’s lawyer, who contributed $4,000 to her campaign.

“I can tell you that the people of Baltimore City elected me, and there’ s no accountability with a special prosecutor,” Mosby said. ” I see no conflict of interest. My husband is a public servant. He works on the legislative side. I am a prosecutor.”

The sheriff’s office says it expects the six police officers charged in Gray’s death to turn themselves in at the Baltimore jail  later Friday at the city’s jail.

Image Credit: Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun

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  • 6disqncali

    An independent prosecutor will be named, wait for it.

    • Bearlikesbones

      Same request from the public to Bob McCullough here in St. Louis County fell on deaf ears. If they force her to step down, I’ll be ready to spit nails.

    • Anthony

      You took the words out of my mouth. If McCullough was allowed to run the grand jury for Darin Wilson, then Marilyn Mosby will be allowed to prosecute. At least Mosby has the integrity to investigate, come to conclusion, and bring charges while McCoullough hid behind a rigged grand jury because he knew that an honest investigation just might put him in position of indicting a white officer for shooting someone black, something he has never done.

    • 6disqncali

      Better get some nails, it’s going to happen.

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  • hernan cortez

    Funny, they didn’t remove the known police loving racist prosecutors in new york, ferguson, la, sf. So now some cops are charged and the prosecutor is biased. But when the prosecutors were pro police where were these claims?