Krauthammer on Gray charges: 'It looks like appeasement of the mob'

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Charles Krauthammer told viewers Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that the announcement of criminal charges against six officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray by Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby was problematic, saying “it looks like appeasement of the mob.”

One Baltimore officer was charged with murder, three with manslaughter and two with assault in the death of Gray, 25, who died after suffering a severed spine in a police van after being taken into custody on April 19.

Mosby also said that officers missed multiple chances to get Gray medical help and said the medical examiner had ruled the death a homicide.

“We don’t know if she has the evidence, because the report has been given to her confidentially in the investigation. So we don’t know what happened inside the van, we don’t know what she was told happened inside the van.” Krauthammer said.

Referring to the announcement of the charges, Krauthammer took issue with some of Mosby's remarks.

“We will know looking back if this is warranted, but I must say the way that she spoke at the very end in which she essentially said to the mob, ‘I will speak on your behalf, I will bring you justice and now you will bring peace.’ She doesn’t speak for the mob and her job is not to bring peace,” Krauthammer said.

“Her job is to adjudicate these issues without consideration for what’s going to happen outside. It looks like appeasement of the mob. We will only know when the evidence eventually comes out,” Krauthammer said.