WBAL investigative reporter Jayne Miller says she will “step back” from Freddie Gray coverage.
The Baltimore Sun reported last Friday Miller may be one of the local reporters alluded to by the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police, when it questioned the “lead prosecutor’s connections with members of the local media.”
In the letter to Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, the FOP said “it has “very deep concerns about the many conflicts of interest” in the Freddie Gray case.
Lead prosecutor, Janice Bledsoe is in a relationship with Miller.
Today, The Sun’s David Zurawik writes Miller revealed the conflict of interest on a radio show Tuesday.
MILLER: I’m actually going to be covering less of that court case, because I have a personal connection to one of the prosecutors, and because it’s now in that arena, I’m going to be backing away from coverage of that.
YOUNG: Well, Jayne, we wanted to ask you about that. As you well know, the Fraternal Order of Police accused the attorney general’s office of conflict of interest, because she is married to a city council member. But they also made a broad claim of conflict of interest charges against local media. The Baltimore Sun TV critic pointed out that you are in a relationship with a prosecutor in Mosby’s office. He is a TV critic and says you should have disclosed that during your reporting. You’re saying now that you’re going to step back a bit.
MILLER: We have been saying all along that if this case – when and if this case – got to the point of charging, which now it throws it from all of the agencies that are investigating solely into the arena of the state’s attorney’s office, that would be the point that I would step back.
YOUNG: And you are?