Two Baltimore police officers have filed a defamation lawsuit against State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
Sergeant Alicia White and Officer William Porter filed the lawsuit earlier this month. In the suit, they claim that Mosby condemned them in public in order to quell public anger over the death of Freddie Gray and not as part of an attempt to prosecute an alleged crime.
The suit reads, in part, "These among other statements were made not for the purpose of prosecuting crimes that had allegedly been committed by White and Porter, but rather for purposes of quelling the riots in Baltimore."
It further reads, "They exposed plaintiffs to public scorn, hatred and contempt, thereby discouraging others in the community from having a favorable opinion or associating with plaintiffs."