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Source Reveals What He Thinks Is Real Motivation for State's Attorney Prosecuting Freddie Gray Case


"It goes beyond the police administration and the police leadership."

A former Baltimore police officer who served with all six of the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case told Fox News Wednesday night that he thought State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby would "absolutely" order a retrial after a mistrial was declared earlier in the day.

The law enforcement source, only identified as "Mike," explained to host Megyn Kelly that he was confident in his prediction because he believed to know the real motivation behind Mosby's actions.

"She's on a witch hunt, or a cop hunt," he said. "I think there is going to be no question that she is going to try him again."

Mosby has repeatedly cited her family's service in law enforcement to refute suggestions that she doesn't respect the police force. That hasn't, however, stopped the allegations.

"It goes beyond the police administration and the police leadership," Mike said. "This is a bigger problem within Baltimore city that, unfortunately, I don't think is going to be cured any time soon."

The former officer said he left the force because he felt that if an accident were to occur the public and city would immediately take the side against the police.

On Wednesday, a judge declared a mistrial in the case of officer William Porter who was charged in the death of Gray.

The case hinged not on what Porter did, but what prosecutors said he didn’t do. He was accused of failing to get medical help for a critically wounded Gray and was charged with manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.

The charges carried maximum prison terms totaling 25 years. It was not immediately clear whether Porter would be tried again. An administrative hearing was scheduled for Thursday to discuss a possible retrial date.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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