Posted on August 16, 2022

Judge: Prosecutor Mosby Violated Gag Order With Online Post

Associated Press, August 12, 2022

A judge held Baltimore’s top prosecutor in contempt of court on Friday, finding that she willfully violated a gag order with an Instagram comment about a high-profile murder case involving a defendant set to be tried a fifth time.


The case involves the 2015 shooting death of Kevin Jones, a security guard at Pimlico race track. Prosecutors have unsuccessfully tried Keith Davis Jr., 31, for murder four times. Two of Davis’ trials ended in mistrials. He was convicted in two other trials, but both convictions were overturned. Davis’ case has been the focus of social justice advocates who fault Mosby for continuing to prosecute Davis. He maintains his innocence.

After an Instagram account posted a video asserting Davis’s innocence and a user commented that Mosby had lost her vote in the July 19 Democratic primary for Baltimore state’s attorney, Mosby responded: “You really shouldn’t believe everything you read.”


Mosby was defeated in a Democratic primary by defense attorney Ivan Bates. {snip}