State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Along with heat from the national media, Marilyn Mosby is also facing a lawsuit from the officers who are charged in connection with Freddie Gray’s death.

Officer William Porter and Sgt. Alicia White are suing the Baltimore City State’s Attorney for statements she made during the May 1, 2015, press conference where she announced charges against six officers. Specifically, Mosby is being accused of defamation and invasion of privacy in the May 2, 2016 suit, which was unsealed Wednesday. The officers claim Mosby knew the charges against them were false when she filed them.

WBAL reports that the suit also contains new information about White’s interactions with Gray during one of the van’s stops. The suit states that White found Gray sitting between the seat and the floor of the van with his head down. She concluded he was being uncooperative, but not in distress, the station reports.

Porter’s retrial following last year’s hung jury and White’s trial are scheduled for the fall. All parties are under a gag order in the case.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.