Just when you thought you’ve heard it all…
A federal judge has ruled allowing five of the six officers acquitted in the Freddie Gray case to move forward with their malicious prosecution lawsuits against Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Via the Baltimore Sun:
U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled that claims including malicious prosecution, defamation, and invasion of privacy can move forward against Mosby and Assistant Sheriff Samuel Cogen, who wrote the statement of probable cause.
Mosby’s attorneys had said she has absolute prosecutorial immunity from actions taken as a state’s attorney. But Garbis noted that her office has said it conducted an independent investigation.
“Plaintiffs’ malicious prosecution claims relate to her actions when functioning as an investigator and not as a prosecutor,” Garbis wrote.
We all learned an acquittal doesn’t equate innocence when George Zimmerman walked after killing Trayvon Martin in cold blood.
For the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death to turn around and sue the prosecutor is absolutely unbelievable.
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