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Dan on This Week: May 3, 2015

May 5, 2015
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Dan appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, on Sunday, May 3rd to discuss the latest from Baltimore and the Freddie Gray case. Watch the full episode here 

Dan on Baltimore Prosecutor

May 4, 2015
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CaptureMediaite founder and ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams was on Good Morning America Saturday to weigh in on the charges brought against six Baltimore police officers by Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby in the death of Freddie Gray. Asked if he thinks the charges will “stick,” Abrams said he had his doubts.

“I think some of the lesser convictions will likely stick in certain cases, but I think most of the more serious charges, it’s going to be really tough to get convictions on a lot of these charges,” he said. “I think it is fair to say that this prosecutor, as a legal matter, has overreached.”

Abrams explained that two of the officers charged with manslaughter only came on the scene later and perhaps did not do enough to save Gray’s life. “That may be wrong,” he said, “but getting a jury to convict them of manslaughter for simply not helping enough is going to be very, very tough. And I think that once this case moves along, you’re going to see either the charges reduced or in the end a jury simply not convicting on the more serious charges.”

On the “conflicts of interest” issue raised over Mosby’s ties to one of the Gray family’s attorneys, Abrams said he doesn’t think there is a “serious claim” there for her to recuse herself. “But the rush to judgment is going to be at the heart of the defense,” he added, “that not enough time was taken to allow the prosecutor to fairly and objectively evaluate the evidence.”

“I think there are going to be some very powerful defenses here,” Abrams predicted.

For the full clip, click here.

 

Article via Medaite.com

 

Dan on Freddie Gray

May 1, 2015
Filed under: Public Appearances — Tags: , , , — Editorial Staff @ 10:47 pm

CaptureDan was on Good Morning America, Friday May 1st to discuss the latest on goings in Baltimore with the Freddie Gray case. In the most recent update, police are handing over the results of their investigation of Freddie Gray’s death to prosecutors and revealing the van he was in made an extra stop that had not been previously reported. The driver of the van didn’t tell police and somehow hid it or forgot it. It is still unknown how Freddie got the head injury that snapped his neck. Dan commented, “What happened inside the van is the key question. The police have handed over their file to prosecutors. To the state’s attorney’s office. That doesn’t mean they’ll accept it as gospel … They’ll evaluate, does this story add up? Do they believe the police? Then comes the crucial question, let’s assume they believe there was some wrong doing, to the point where they think it was even criminal, do we believe it was intentional or do we believe it was negligent?” Watch the full clip here.