Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is now facing two more lawsuits from Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.
A federal judge unsealed court documents Tuesday that show Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero filed a joint suit against Mosby and Maj. Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, the Baltimore Sun reports. The suit alleges false imprisonment, defamation and violation of constitutional rights, claiming the charges filed against the officers were trumped up in an effort to quell anger after the Baltimore riots.
In addition to that suit, Lt. Brian Rice filed suit against Mosby and Cogen for false imprisonment, defamation of character, and violation of rights. The suit, which was unsealed Monday, points to the press conference where Mosby made heated rhetoric about the case.
These new suits come after news broke that Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter filed suit against Mosby and Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff’s office for defamation and invasion of privacy. The suit alleges Mosby and Cogen knew the charges were trumped up, but filed them anyway to quell the riots that had ravaged the city.
Michael Glass, the lawyer for Porter and White’s suit, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that he plans to amend the lawsuit to include “likely a count of malicious prosecution, false arrest, false imprisonment, violation of the Maryland declaration of rights, article 24 and 26.” He said they’re currently working on modifying the complaint, and the changes will be official in the next few weeks, likely by the end of June.
“These six officers were essentially sacrificed,” Glass told TheDCNF. “Alicia White, she’s accused of murder, she never touched Mr. Gray.”