Lead prosecutors for Freddie Gray cases speak out

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 14:33:37-05

Lead prosecutors in the Freddie Gray case answered questions about the trials Thursday morning at the state's attorney's office.

Chief Deputy Michael Schatzow and Deputy Janice Bledsoe said teams began meeting with Baltimore Police as early as April 13, the day after Freddie Gray's arrest. 

According to Schatzow, steps were taken to make sure the "clean team" of prosecutors weren't exposed to earlier immunized testimony. Search warrants for officers' cell phones weren't executed in a timely matter by police, Bledsoe said. 

Prosecutors said they pieced together their theory from the facts, yet are "frustrated" with the outcome. 

"Hope springs eternal, and I think everyone who watched us in the courtroom knows that we believed in these cases," Schatzow said.

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