Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore State’s Attorney at the center of the Freddie Gray case, made an announcement Wednesday that the final grouping officers connected to the matter were let off. It was revealed Thursday that five of the six officers have filed a lawsuit against Ms. Mosby, citing a list allegations that her office made against them.
Many in the city of Baltimore and the Gray family were ultimately let down by Wednesday’s news that all six officers effectively dodged charges, and were bracing for a response from the officers who balked at the original charges since day one. As reported by CNN, attorneys representing the officers believe that Mosby’s aims to charge them were based on political motivation and not in the pursuit of justice:
On Wednesday, Mosby announced that charges against three officers still facing trial were being dropped. Mosby gave only a statement, but had to leave without taking questions because five of the officers in the case have filed lawsuits against her.
Officers Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and William Porter as well as Sgt. Alicia White and Lt. Brian Rice are suing Mosby and Maj. Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office. Cogen was the law enforcement officer who filed charging documents against the officers.
The lawsuits allege false arrest, false imprisonment, defamation or false light, and other assertions. They were filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland in 2015 in late April and early May around the time the officers were arrested.
The outlet writes that the officers are seeking $75,000 per charge levied against them along with the coverage of legal fees. Mosby’s office did not offer a comment or rebuttal regarding the suit.
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