Supreme Court denies appeal by officers in Freddie Gray case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from five police officers whose lawsuit alleged Baltimore’s top prosecutor maliciously prosecuted them in the death of a black man fatally injured while in custody.
The court declined to take up the appeal Tuesday, ending the case in State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s favor. The decision lets stand a May ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed a lower court ruling allowing key parts of the lawsuit to go forward. The appellate court found Mosby had prosecutorial immunity.
Freddie Gray died in 2015, a week after suffering a spinal injury in a police van. The 25-year-old’s death sparked days of protests. Mosby charged six officers in his death and arrest. Three were acquitted and Mosby dropped the other cases.