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Two officers from Freddie Gray case file defamation suit against prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

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Two officers charged in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray are suing the Baltimore State Attorney for defamation and invasion of privacy.

According to the Baltimore Sun, Sergeant Alicia White and Officer William Porter -both facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in Gray’s death- filed the lawsuit on May 2nd against Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore Sheriff’s Office Major Sam Cogen and the State of Maryland.

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state’s attorney, speaks during a media availability, Friday, May 1, 2015 in Baltimore. Mosby announced criminal charges against all six officers suspended after Freddie Gray suffered a fatal spinal injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew the charges stacked against the officers were “false”, but simply proceeded to prevent an uprising.

“These among other statements were made not for the purpose of prosecuting crimes that had allegedly been committed by White and Porter, but rather for purposes of quelling the riots in Baltimore,” the court documents read.

Mosby had announced charges against the officers only 24 hours after the police had opened an official investigation, citing that she had conducted her own investigation with assistance of the Sheriff’s Office. Attorneys for the accused officers have expressed doubt towards those claims, saying that there is little proof that any investigation even occurred.

The two officers outline their demands in the 26-page lawsuit, including $75,000 in damages for each of the four counts, ranging from defamation and invasion of privacy to casting them in a false light. The document has over 141 numbered points outlining both what their roles in the incident were and how Mosby and Cogen violated their rights.


The officers state that as a result of being placed on administrative leave without pay by the police department, they “have suffered, and continue to suffer, monetary damages in the form of lost income, lost raises in salary, and lost promotions.”

The two police officers have demanded a jury trial for the case.

 

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9 COMMENTS

  1. In only 24 hours, she was able to not only conduct her own investigation but bring a whole cornucopia of charges against not just one, but six alleged criminal defendants. She is truly one of the most awesome state attorney’s in the nation. Why is she not heading the United States DOJ? Could it have something to do with her throwing red meat to the black community to quell a riot? But hey, the end justifies the means right?

  2. Jesus, they always have to pull the race and gender card don’t they? When will they learn that people are starting to wake up to the bull.

  3. Good. People like this who break the law, encourage and foment violence, and excuse criminal actions to further her own political career and agenda need to be thrown in jail themselves. I hope they disbar her also. The United States of America does not need psychopaths like this sad sack excuse for a woman.

    • What would she be disbarred for? You make a legal conclusion without even giving a theory or application of facts to the legal theory.

      How did she break “the law” and what “the law” has she broken. Yet again this is a legal conclusion not backed up by a legal theory or supported by any application of facts.

      • Disbarred for malicious prosecution for starters. It was all in the story. Perhaps you may find this helpful as to how Ms. Mosby violated her oath of office:

        https://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/md/narr/MD_NARR_8.HTM

        Sections 8.4, specifically 8.4:400, 8.4:500 and 8.4:900 all apply. Is that enough legal theory for you? If not, please let me know and I’ll tell you to research your own case law. Public officials have served time for less than what she did.

        Your obstinate objections suggest agenda. And fewer and fewer are tolerating it.

      • I’m not an attorney and have no training as one either, but in my opinion… Multiple pages, 141 points and request for a trial by jury sounds like someone took their time and did a lot of research! Think I’ll stand with the officers and their legal team instead of a 24 hour quick fix solution that continues to backfire and explode in Ms. Mosbys direction.
        I would also like to voice my heartfelt condolences to Mr. Grays family. Regardless of the issues or sides to take… they are still without their loved one and their wound remains open.

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