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Md. Delegate Pat McDonough petitions for Marilyn Mosby's resignation

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 21:11:17-05

Maryland Delegate Pat McDonough is petitioning for the removal of Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, citing her handling of the Freddie Gray case.

McDonough is also calling for Mosby to drop all charges against the four remaining police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray.

The petition comes after five of the six officers charged with Gray's death filed a lawsuit against Mosby for defamation and other charges stemming from her press conference on May 1, 2015.

During that press conference, Mosby announced charges against Sgt. Alicia White, Lt. Brian Rice and officers William Porter, Edward Nero, Garrett Miller and Caesar Goodson.

RELATED: 5 of 6 officers charged in Freddie Gray death suing Marilyn Mosby

Goodson, who was acquitted of all charges on June 23, is the only officer charged who hasn't filed a lawsuit against Mosby. 

The four remaining Baltimore Police officers facing charges for the death of Freddie Gray - White Rice, Porter and Miller - have filed motions in Baltimore City Circuit Court, asking for their cases to be dismissed. If the charges are not dismissed, Rice will be the next to appear in court on July 5 for his pre-trial hearing.

In his petition, McDonough wrote: "Marilyn Mosby’s prosecutorial misconduct has embarrassed the City of Baltimore across the United States of America. She seized a political opportunity and in the process have [sic] destroyed the lives of six good police officers, wasted thousands of taxpayer dollars on a case that never should have been filed, and it has divided our city."

RELATED: Officers in Freddie Gray case file motion for dismissal

The petition also calls for Mosby to apologize to the six officers charged in Gray's death, the Baltimore Police Department and the tax payers. 

The petition can be viewed here.

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