All charges dropped by newly elected Baltimore City State’s Attorney after public’s relentless pursuit of justice.
On April 11, 2019, Samuel, “Sammy”, Celestin, suffered a mental health crisis that would lead to his death at the hands of police. Despite repeated requests for an investigation into the officer’s conduct, and even the election of a new State’s Attorney who promised police accountability, Sammy’s family remains without explanation as to why no officer has been charged related to the conduct contributing to Sammy’s death.
Derontae Martin was a loving, driven, and hard-working 19-year-old boy with a bright future ahead of him. Shockingly, Derontae was killed before he was able to live out his dreams. On April 25th 2021, Derontae was found shot in the closet of a known white supremacist in Fredericktown, Missouri.
What started as a case of mistaken identity in 2015 has turned into a miscarriage of justice by state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby’s office, resulting in 5 trials: 2 mistrials, 1 acquittal, 2 overturned verdicts and a 6th trial to begin in May of 2022.