Officers In Freddie Gray Case Suing Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby
The Freddie Gray case has been a series of disappointments, one after another, for those seeking justice for the 25-year-old.
On Wednesday, all charges were dropped against the officers involved in Gray’s April 2015 arrest. Now, to add insult to Black injustice, the five officers are suing prosecutor Marilyn Mosby seeking $70,000 per allegation plus legal costs.
CNN reports that officers Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and William Porter, along with Lt. Brian Rice and Sgt. Alicia White allege that they were falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned and defamed as Mosby sought charges against them.
According to the lawsuits, highest-ranking officer Rice “lost his freedom and dignity and suffered physical and psychological harm from being arrested and detained without cause” while the other officers claimed that they faced “extensive pain and suffering.”
An attorney for Porter and White by the name of Michael E. Glass claims that “charges brought against my clients, Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, as well as the other four officers were politically motivated and not supported by evidence to establish probably cause.”
But according to The New York Times, Mosby, speaking in a press conference this week in Gray’s West Baltimore neighborhood, said the police did everything in their power to stifle her investigation.
“Without real substantive reforms to the current criminal justice system, we could try this case 100 times and cases just like it, and we would still end up with the same result.”
Freddie Gray died from spinal injuries on April 19, 2015, a week after his arrest. His death was ruled a homicide.