Federal Judge Drops the Hammer Against Baltimore's Marilyn Mosby
After the 2015 death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby took a highly active role in the investigation, leading some to accuse her of distorting the facts of the case to score political points.
Five of the six police officers charged in Gray’s death have filed a lawsuit against Mosby, and on Jan. 6, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis ruled that some of the claims against Mosby can move forward, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Mosby’s attorneys claimed that as a prosecutor she had “absolute prosecutorial immunity” from being sued by those she was prosecuting — a claim that Garbis threw out.
“Plaintiffs’ malicious prosecution claims relate to her actions when functioning as an investigator and not as a prosecutor,” Garbis wrote in his 65-page ruling.