Wrongful Arrest? Two Of The Six Officers Charged By Baltimore State’s Attorney Were The Wrong People

Baltimore, the scene of the death of Freddie Gray, has hit another snag in the search for the truth surrounding the circumstances of his death. As the Inquisitr has reported, Baltimore’s State Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been heavily criticized for what many have considered her knee-jerk reaction and to the arrest of six Baltimore police officers for a slew of charges relating to the death of Freddie Gray.

Unfortunately for Attorney Mosby, an unintended consequence has cropped up, as a result of the arrests. The Baltimore Sun reports that not all the six officers arrest warrants were drawn up properly. In fact, two of the six police officers listed were not police officers at all.

Until Alicia White spoke up about the fact that journalists and bail bondsmen were ringing her phone off the hook, no one was aware that she was not the correct Alicia White. White’s attorney, Jeremy Eldridge, attributes the mistaken identity to an improperly filled out arrest warrant.

“The middle initial was off. Her address, her height, her weight, her driver’s license number – all of the information was my client’s information. Her life has been a living hell the past four days.”

Typically, mistaken identity is fodder for a plot of some Alfred Hitchcock film, and one wrongfully accused person is a mistake. However, when it happens twice, some might be checking around the corner deep voiced British man standing near a side profile outline of himself. Brian Rice also found himself in the same predicament as White.

Rice, who is a plumber by trade, was also hit by a barrage of phones calls for a Lt. Brian Rice. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on the matter and Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office was not available to comment. Attorney Eldridge points out the tragic irony in the state attorney office’s mistake.

“In light of the violence and emotion our city has seen, to not send someone out and tell her, ‘Hey, we issued a warrant for you by mistake’ is unreal.”

Big Pac Review reports that left minded Wolf Blitzer called the incident “embarrassing”, and questioned the competence of the city of Baltimore’s case against the police who allegedly contributed to the death of Freddie Gray.

“If the city can’t even get the court charging documents right and innocent people are being harassed with phone calls from reporters and others, how will they secure conviction?”

Though none of the mistaken Baltimore residents were physically taken away and arrested, it does lend a helping hand to those who have suggested that Baltimore’s state attorney made a rush to judgement call.

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