I take strong issue with your editorial, “Mosby’s Memo,” 6-11-15. Apparently the editors of the Baltimore Sun believe that Mrs. Mosby’s behavior as the State’s Attorney of Baltimore City in the Freddie Gray case does not warrant any kind of reprimand or punishment. Could it be that those on the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun are very good apologists for Mrs. Mosby’s performance? Your readers can make that decision.
For now, this is what I have done. Last week, I filed a formal complaint with the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland relating to Mrs. Mosby’s actions in the indictment of the six police officers for crimes allegedly committed against Freddie Gray. I also had a conversation with Mr. Glen Grossman, the Bar Counselor for the Attorney Grievance Commission and cited to him, in both verbal and written form, the specific deeds of Mrs. Mosby which call for punishment, reprimand, or sanction for the manner, thus far, in which she has prosecuted these six police officers.
Mr. Grossman assured me my complaints are being taken seriously.
What will be the outcome of my grievance? I do not know. But…here’s what I do know. Mrs. Mosby may get away with her irresponsible manner in the way she has conducted this prosecutorial persecution of these six officers and the Baltimore Sun might excuse her behavior, but there’s no way that the judicial system of Baltimore City can maintain its integrity if she is not reprimanded or sanctioned.
Dan Rodricks (Mosby a politician who covets limelight, 6-11-15) pointed out the standards set by Judge Robert Sweeney, the first chief judge of he Maryland District Court. He asserted that the appearance of propriety and integrity was utmost; it’s what gave the public confidence in the rule of law.
It seems to me that any air minded persons would admit that Mrs. Mosby has certainly given the appearance of inappropriate behavior.
So… how can any fair minded person refute the point that the way to preserve the integrity of the Baltimore City judicial system is for the Attorney Grievance Commission to invoke some kind of punishment against Mrs. Mosby?
Ralph Jaffe, Teacher