After Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the charges against the three remaining officers involved in the Freddie Gray trial would be dropped, it’s been reported that five of the officers have filed lawsuits against her.
According to CNN Officers Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and William Porter as well as Sgt. Alicia White and Lt. Brian Rice are suing Mosby and law enforcement officer Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s Office who filed the documents against the officers.
The lawsuits allege false arrest, false imprisonment, defamation and other such claims. Attorney Michael E. Glass for two of the officers says the charges against his clients were part of an ulterior motive by the State’s Attorney’s office.
“Marilyn Mosby’s comments in her press conference today confirm that the 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 probable cause.”
On April 19, Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries sustained while being transported in police custody. Grey’s death caused several days of rioting in Baltimore, and became the focus of several protests. Glass said his clients suffered “extensive pain and suffering.”
The officers are seeking $75,000 plus court costs.