Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby may have dropped criminal charges against the remaining officers in the Freddie Gray trial, but she remains entrenched in a legal battle in civil court.
Five of the six officers charged for the death of Gray are suing Mosby, as well as Maj. Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office, in civil court for a gamut of causes.
In several lawsuits filed earlier this year, Officers William Porter, Edward Nero, Garrett Miller, Lt. Brian Rice, and Sgt. Alicia White alleged defamation, false arrest, false imprisonment, and violation of constitutional rights, among others.
Mosby took an unprecedented and bold decision when she brought charges against the officers in the death of a Gray, a 25-year-old African American man, who sustained a fatal neck injury while in police custody in April of last year.
Gray’s death ignited riots and violence in Baltimore and sparked a nationwide debate on police brutality.