Even more issues for Marilyn Mosby as details emerge of top investigator’s checkered

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ....Another issue could arise from the team Mosby relied on to lead her case: one of her top investigators, Avon Mackel, is a former high-ranking Baltimore police officer who was stripped of his command post in 2009 for failing to follow through on a robbery investigation that two of his officers mishandled and did not report. A Baltimore Sun report said police in the district were accused of classifying serious crimes as lesser in order to log lower crime rates.

    In October 2009, four months after his demotion, Baltimore County police sent a SWAT team to Mackel’s home, responding a drunken incident in which he was seen holding a gun, according to a police report of the incident obtained by CNN.

    Officers said an intoxicated Mackel refused to cooperate and was visibly upset, according to the report provided in response to a public records request. An officer then “observed the barrel of Mackel’s handgun hanging over the edge of the molding at the top of the steps and saw Mackel pull the gun out of sight,” the report said.

    Police used a Taser on Mackel while he was on the phone with his father “crying and yelling,” before he barricaded himself in his bedroom. The report doesn’t say how the incident ended, but police said there was no arrest. A spokesman for the Baltimore County Police Department said “the [SWAT] tactical unit did assist with this incident, which ended peacefully.”

    Mackel didn’t respond to calls and emails seeking comment. No one answered at his home.
     
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    So bringing up proof of the Baltimore police's checkered past is supposed to help the accused Baltimore police officers how exactly? :laugh: That doesn't sound like a problem for Moseley, it sounds like confirming the public's fears about the perception of Baltimore police having a history of being shady and would probably do no favors to the six who were indicted.

    You don't think that it would be self defeating to bring this up?
     
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    Yep.

    Folks like Mitchell don't like the authority of the police being challenged because it's like their own authority being challenged.

    So they have to , like Sean Hannity loves to say, play the politics of personal destruction.

    So they are gonna throw whatever they can at her in order to discredit her.

    Now watch during the election cycle when the GOP candidate is nominated and the media starts going after the GOP candidate, Sean and others will complain about the politics of personal destruction. Mitchell will jump right in line with them.But they will selectively forget how they did the same thing against Mosley, Mike Brown, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and every dead victim they could get their media jaws around.
     
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    Let's just federalize the police and wait and see how long that meets public and media approval?! :tonofbricks:
     
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    Nobody here has suggested that.
     
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    Baltimore is a hopelessly corrupt pit where Heroin is king.

    Hope the Orioles move to Indianapolis--we would love to have both a minor league baseball team and a major league baseball team to go with our NBA team and our NFL team (the NFL team having moved from H-town long ago).
     

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