Megyn Kelly Scolds Freddie Gray Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Over Ethics [Video]
Megyn Kelly, the host of FNC’s The Kelly File, has suggested that Maryland District Attorney Marilyn Mosby could be poisoning the jury pool with controversial public comments such that six indicted Baltimore cops may be unable to get a fair trial.
Mosby is prosecuting the six officers for their alleged involvement in the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody from a spinal injury. This incident touched off civil unrest and looting last month in the city.
Alluding to court motions already filed by defense attorneys, Kelly declared on her show last night that Mosby is “exhibit number one for getting the case kicked out of Baltimore, to get her off this case.”
See footage embedded below and draw your own conclusions.
Alleging conflicts of interest and other issues, lawyers for the cops have petitioned the court for Mosby’s recusal from the case and a change of trial venue to another jurisdiction in Maryland.
A former trial attorney, Megyn Kelly claimed that some experienced lawyers in the Baltimore area believe Mosby should have her law license revoked for prejudging the outcome in the case, given her various prejudicial public statements, adding that Mosby “appears to be a problem.”
Calling attention in particular to one of Mosby’s speeches, in which she vowed to seek justice in the Freddie Gray case “by any and all means necessary,” Megyn Kelly offered this response in terms of what she considers the ethical duty of a prosecutor.
“Wrong, wrong, madam. Wrong. ‘Any and all means necessary,’ that’s what the defense does … [Mosby] has a greater obligation … what she is telegraphing is ‘I am gonna get them.'”
Marilyn Mosby was elected as the state’s attorney for Baltimore in November, 2014, and is married to a city councilman.
Panelist Andrew Napolitano, a retired judge and legal analyst on the news channel, insisted that Mosby is acting more like a political candidate using incendiary rhetoric than a judicial officer seeking justice on the basis of the evidence. He also chided Mosby for trying to impose an unconstitutional gag order on defense attorneys.
Later in the segment, Fox’s The Five host and former California prosecutor Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was on the show promoting a book, opined of Marilyn Mosby that she has fallen short of the ethical responsibilities of her office to function “an impartial evaluator of the facts of the case” rather than operating along the lines of a civil rights activist.
Separately, claiming that her personal Twitter account was hacked, Mosby has denied favoriting a tweet in early May that referred to the six charged cops as thugs.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, there were 29 shootings, nine of them fatal, in the city of Baltimore. According to WJZ, the CBS Baltimore affiliate, “35 people have been killed so far in May making it the deadliest month in Baltimore since December of 1999. Some say the three-day surge of violence may be a sign of a police department stretched too thin.”
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