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Professor seeks disbarment of prosecutors in Freddie Gray case

WASHINGTON — A George Washington University law professor is filing complaints against two Baltimore prosecutors over the investigation and prosecution of six police officers in the death of a black man injured in a police van.

John Banzhaf III said Tuesday he is filing complaints seeking the disbarment of Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow and Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe with Maryland’s Attorney Grievance Commission. He filed a similar complaint against State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Banzhaf says prosecutors violated officers’ constitutional rights by not turning over exculpatory evidence and professional conduct rules requiring prosecutors to refrain from prosecuting a charge unless it is supported by probable cause.

So far, trials for four of the six officers charged in Freddie Gray’s 2015 death have led to three acquittals and a mistrial.