— Fusion (@Fusion) July 27, 2016
The decision whether to have a bench trial (by judge) or a jury trial is completely up to the defendant, the prosecutor has no say in it. She also claimed that the facts that she got indictments showed the worth of her case. Even non-lawyers know the expression ‘prosecutors can even indict a ham sandwich’, meaning indictments really don’t show the worth of case.
Via Daily Caller:
In her heated remarks, [Marilyn] Mosby slammed members of the Baltimore police department investigative team. She also complained that prosecutors were not granted any say on whether the officers would be tried by a jury or by Williams, who is black.
“What we realized very early on in this case is that police investigating police…was problematic,” Mosby shouted.
“There was a reluctance and an obvious bias that was consistently exemplified, not by the entire Baltimore police department, but by individuals within the Baltimore police department at every stage of the investigation.”
She claimed that police investigators refused to conduct search warrants. Some conducted counter-investigations of their own, she alleged.
What she did not mention is that Williams faulted Mosby’s team for failing to turn over numerous pieces of evidence that supported the six defendants.