Sgt. Alicia White and William Porter are suing Marilyn Mosley, the Baltimore State’s Attorney asking for $75,000. Mosley charged 6 Baltimore Police officers in Freddie Gray’s death. Gray dealt drugs and was carrying a knife the day he was arrested. When the police put him in the van without a seat belt, Gray never made it out alive. He died from spinal injuries inside the van. No one knows how to this day.
Mosley is charging these officers maliciously of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April. After Gray’s funeral, riots broke out with shouts of “police brutality”. You can bet Black Lives Matter was there causing more trouble. White and Porter are both black, but it didn’t seem to matter. Rioters stole drugs from CVS and merchandise from stores,started fires, destroyed cop cars, stole cars, blocked the streets with fires, trash,broken glass and drunken behavior.
White and Porter filed a lawsuit against Mosley on May 2, 2016 and records were recently made public.
The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew her statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at a news conference announcing the charges “were false.”
“These among other statements were made not for the purpose of prosecuting crimes that had allegedly been committed by White and Porter, but rather for purposes of quelling the riots in Baltimore,” the suit alleges.
Due to statute of limitation concerns, the officers wanted to file the suit at this time.
State’s attorney’s spokeswomen declined to comment, citing a gag order on the criminal prosecution, and the sheriff’s office also declined to comment.
Baltimore Sun states, in the officers 26-page lawsuit, White and Porter ask for more than $75,000 in damages for each of four counts — two of defamation and two of invasion of privacy and casting them in a false light.
They say Mosby and Cogen had a duty not to criminally charge them “when such charges were unsupported by the facts and evidence,” as well as a duty “not to publish false statements” about them.
Everyone saw how Mosley handled the riots by telling police to let the rioters go to “blow of steam” while everyone watched them destroy the city of Baltimore, 20 million dollars worth of damage to the city.
They have previously accused Mosby of “overzealous prosecution,” saying she improperly discussed the charges when she announced them on the steps of the War Memorial, and asked her to recuse herself and her office citing conflicts of interest.
The officers were put on unpaid leave and “have suffered, and continue to suffer, monetary damages in the form of lost income, lost raises in salary, and lost promotions.”
They’re demanding a jury trial in the case.