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Lawyer for Mosby asks federal appeals panel to dismiss suit filed by five officers in Freddie Gray case

Lawyer for Mosby asks federal appeals panel to dismiss suit filed by five officers in Freddie Gray case

A lawyer for Baltimore's top prosecutor asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit by five police officers who claim she maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man gravely injured in police custody.

Assistant Attorney General Karl Pothier told the three-judge panel that as a prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby has immunity from the lawsuit filed by officers who were charged but later cleared in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Pothier urged the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a judge's decision to allow parts of the lawsuit to go to trial.

The court did not indicate when it would rule.

Lawyers for the officers — Lt. Brian Rice,...

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