Baltimore state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby appeared caught off guard and frustrated when asked by a Fox News reporter Wednesday night whether she supported the city’s cops.
“Rank and file cops have said that you don’t have their backs. What would you like to say to them?” asked Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins following a mid-day press conference.
“I’m not going to comment on that,” Mosby responded, tersely. “I come from five generations of police officers. That’s absurd. Of course I have – I work with the police department. We rely on the police department to get these violent repeat offenders off of our streets. That’s absurd.”
Some city cops have come forward to blame Mosby, Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and police commissioner Anthony Batts for not supporting them in the aftermath of the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray was arrested on April 12. He died a week later. Mosby issued a politically-charged announcement of charges against the officers on May 1.
During Wednesday’s interview Jenkins followed up asking Mosby if she planned to recuse herself from the case.
“There have been calls on your recusal. Have you given any thoughts to recusal?” Jenkins asked.
Mosby turned and walked away without acknowledging the question.
The attorneys for the six Baltimore cops indicted in the Freddie Gray case have called for Mosby to recuse herself from the case. They argue that Mosby is biased because her husband is a city councilman who represents the district where Gray was arrested on April 12. He died a week later. Mosby has also had a political relationship with William Murphy Jr., the attorney for Gray’s family.
Katie Phang, a Fox contributor and former prosecutor, weighed in on Mosby’s brief interview on Greta van Susteren’s “On the Record.”
“When she’s asked a question that’s self-serving…she has no hesitation, basically, in running her mouth,” Phang said.
[h/t The Blaze]