Judge allows defamation lawsuit against Marilyn Mosby to go forward

5 BPD officers charged in Freddie Gray death sued
Posted at 5:12 PM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 17:54:10-05

 A federal judge has ruled that a defamation and malicious prosecution lawsuit filed against Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby can go forward. 

The lawsuit was filed by five of the six Baltimore Police officers charged in 2015 with the death of Freddie Gray. 

The judge ruled that the suit against Mosby and Baltimore City Assistant Sheriff Samuel Cogen can proceed, said Michael Glass, an attorney for Sgt Alicia White and Officer William Porter. 

Van driver Officer Caesar Goodson was the only officer who didn't file a lawsuit.

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Trials stemming from the death of Freddie Gray ended July 27 when prosecutors dropped all charges against the three officers who had yet to face trial.

Bench trials for officers Brian Rice, Edward Nero and Goodson ended in acquittal. Porter's first trial ended with a hung jury. 

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