baltimore state’s attorney overturning 790 convictions

October 9, 2019
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In Baltimore, Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been busy attempting to correct the city police department’s unprecedented corruption by holding its corrupt cops accountable. Now, she is asking the courts to throw out at least 790 criminal convictions which were lead by 25 of those cops.

In addition to throwing out these nearly 790 cases, Mosby has reportedly found 14 additional cops who assisted in questionable convictions related to the Gun Trace Task Force scandal, which uncovered this police corruption.

“When you have sworn police officers involved in egregious and long-standing criminal activity such as planting guns and drugs, stealing drugs and money, selling drugs, making illegal arrests, and bringing false charges, our legal and ethical obligation in the pursuit of justice leaves us no other recourse but to ‘right the wrongs’ of unjust convictions associated with corrupt police officers,” Mosby wrote in an email to the Baltimore Sun.

“It is still very early in the process, and we are hopeful for the swift vacatur of all of the many tainted convictions,” said Melissa Rothstein, spokeswoman for the Baltimore public defender’s office.