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Mosby contradicts BPD Commissioner's declaration that Suiter investigation is closed

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Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says Sean Suiter's death investigation is still an open and pending matter.  Her comment contradicted that of Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, who said Wednesday the case was closed following a review by Maryland State Police that determined Suiter committed suicide.  Mosby did not elaborate on why her position contradicted Harrison's declaration.

"The one thing I can tell you is that with all open and pending matters, I cannoth ethically comment on them," Mosby told reporters Thursday afternoon. "So, I can tell you that it's an open and pending matter that unfortunately, I'm unable to comment."

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Suiter was found shot in the head in November 2017 in a vacant lot in West Baltimore.  He was set to testify before a federal grand jury the next day in the Gun Trace Task Force corruption case.  His family has disputed the findings and believe he may have been murdered.  The Medical Examiner ruled Suiter's death a homicide and to date it has not been changed.

Suiter’s family says they are outraged by the announcement but plan to hold a vigil in front of Baltimore City Hall to commemorate the two-year anniversary of his death on November 15 at 3 p.m. The family says they will continue to seek justice for Suiter. A petition has been launched on change.org to have the Department of Justice have the  FBI open an investigation in Suiter’s death. The FBI previously declined such a request from former Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis.