Judge Nap: Marilyn Mosby's 'Goal Is Not Conviction,' It's 'Justice'
The lawyers for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray filed a motion today asking that the trial be moved outside of the city.
They are claiming that the officers "cannot receive a fair and impartial trial," The Baltimore Sun reported.
Megyn Kelly said that one of their primary complaints is against State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who they claim has an anti-cop bias. They also said she has prejudiced the case with some of her public statements and that she should recuse herself.
Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano told Kelly that there are a number of problems concerning Mosby.
"The civil unrest that occurred makes it unlikely that these police officers could get a fair trial in the city of Baltimore, even if Mother Theresa [was] the prosecutor," he said. "But instead, you have a prosecutor who acts and sounds like she's a political candidate for office."
Napolitano said that the language Mosby uses "has the insidious and deep-seated effect of affecting the potential jurors and causing them to believe that the defendants are probably guilty."
"If she does that herself, it is clear there has to be a change of venue," he said. "The question is, can she fairly administer justice?"
Napolitano said that he's "seen behavior where he would seriously question her competence to try the case in a fair manner."
"Her goal is not conviction, her goal is justice," he said. "Her goal is the correct outcome on the basis of the evidence."
Watch the judge's full analysis above.
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