Mosby says she's immune from officers' lawsuit

Posted at 6:27 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2018-12-31 15:16:29-05

Baltimore's top prosecutor is urging a federal appeals court to find that she is immune from a civil lawsuit filed by five police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

The officers are suing Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy. Other claims, including false imprisonment, were dismissed.

Mosby said in a brief filed this week in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a lower court should have found her to be immune from being sued because she's a prosecutor.

Gray died in 2015, a week after his neck was broken in the back of a police van.

The officers say Mosby prosecuted them in order to quell civil unrest. Three were acquitted, and Mosby dropped the remaining cases.