Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero bring joint suit against Mosby and Maj. Samuel Cogen
On May 26 we posted that two of the six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray—Sergeant Alicia White and Officer William Porter—had filed defamation and invasion of privacy charges against Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Major Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office . It was Cogen who swore out criminal charges against the officers, presumably at Mosby’s request.
We followed this up with a post on June 8 noting that the two officers had amended their complaint to include allegations of malicious prosecution, false arrest, and violation of the Maryland declaration of rights, article 24 and 26. At the same time, we noted that a third officer, Lieutenant Brian Rice, had filed a civil suit against Mosby on similar grounds.
Today we learned that another two officers, Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero, have jointly filed similar charges against Mosby. In total, now, five of the six officers charged by Mosby in Gray’s death are suing her and Cogen for various forms of misconduct.
According to reporting by the Atlanta Black Star, Officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero have now filed suit against Mosby and Cogen for defamation, violation of their constitutional rights, false arrest, and false imprisonment. Nero was acquitted last week in his trial of manslaughter and other related charges.
Both officers claim that the men:
[W]ere falsely charged as a direct result of an improperly motivated investigation, false charges and false statement made by Defendants Mosby and Cogen …
The suit is being heard before Federal US District Court Judge Marvin Garbis.
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