For Immediate Release
May 23, 2017
The allegations against the six police officers have been thoroughly litigated time and time again. All of the evidence has been presented to multiple fact finders who have decided that these officers did nothing wrong. The administrative charges are nothing more than that – they are charges. We have no reason to believe that the results of a fair trial board will be any different than the result of all 27 of the criminal counts which uniformly rejected any wrongdoing on the part of the officers.
The far more troubling truth is that the citizens of Baltimore should be outraged at their leaders. Crime is at an all time high, while arrests and convictions are at an all time low. The administrative prosecution of the officers will do nothing more than perpetuate a police force hesitant to exercise judgment when interacting with the public. The only losers in the decision to continue persecuting these five officers are the citizens of Baltimore City.