Baltimore FOP President: 'Justice has been done'
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- The union representing Baltimore Police officers held a briefing after the rest of the Freddie Gray-officer trials were dropped during pre-trial motions Wednesday morning.
All six of the officers charged in the case were present, but did not speak.
“Justice has been done,” Baltimore FOP President Gene Ryan said in his opening remarks.
Ryan said he believed the officers would return to fulfilling their duties with the Baltimore City Police Department. Currently four of six officers are back to work, he said.
According to Baltimore Police spokesperson T.J. Smith, pay for the officers will be restored and they will be on administrative duties while an administrative review is conducted by the Montgomery County Police Department with the assistance of the Howard County Police Department.
The FOP briefing came after one held by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, at which she decried, "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."
Ryan addressed those remarks.
“The comments made today about our officers by Ms. Mosby were outrageous, and uncalled for and simply not true,” Ryan said. “The detectives assigned to the case conducted a very thorough investigation into the very tragic death of Freddie Gray but the State’s Attorney simply could not accept the evidence that was presented. She had her own agenda.”
Thanking the efforts of the defense team Ryan introduced Attorney Ivan Bates, who represented Sgt. Alicia White, to speak on behalf of the entire team.
Bates began his remarks by saying, “Baltimore, it’s time to heal”