On May 1st, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby held a press conference where she announced that the six officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray, which lead to his death in their custody, would be brought up on charges. Mosby has been under a microscope as of late due to one of the officers being acquitted and another receiving a new trial.
Now, two of the officers that have been charged are suing Mosby with claims that her accusations were both false and made with malice. The officers are charging the prosecutor with two counts of defamation and two counts of invasion of privacy, according to Baltimore Sun.
In the 26-page lawsuit, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter claim their “character and reputation … were harmed, their standing and reputation in the Baltimore City Police Department and the community at large — locally, nationally, and internationally — were impaired, [and] they continue to suffer mental pain and anguish, and humiliation.”
While Mosby currently has the benefit of immunity due to her role as state’s attorney, that won’t be the case if the jury decides she charged the officers with any ill-intent and without just cause. The officers are asking for more than $75,000 for each of the four counts.
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