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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge has grilled lawyers for five Baltimore officers about why they should be allowed to sue the city's top prosecutor for charging them in the arrest and death of a young African-American.

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the 4th Circuit repeatedly interrupted the officers' lawyers Wednesday while hearing an appeal by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby. She is asking the court to overturn a judge's decision to allow parts of the officers' lawsuit against her to go to trial.

Mosby's lawyers insist that as a prosecutor, she is immune from the lawsuit.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore prosecutors say the number of criminal cases dropped due to allegations of police misconduct, including body camera videos appearing to show officers planting evidence and a federal indictment of eight officers on racketeering and fraud charges, has risen from September's announcement.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Prosecutors say a third video from a Baltimore police officer's body-worn camera shows questionable activity by police.

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore's state's attorney, said in a news release Monday that the video was recorded in June. She says it was reported as a re-enactment of the seizure of evidence.

Mosby says police notified her of the video this month. Prosecutors identified about 100 criminal cases that have been and or will be affected by the video. Forty-three of those cases were dropped.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Officers charged in the death of a Freddie Gray whose neck was broken in the back of a police van are asking a federal appeals court to allow parts of a lawsuit against Baltimore's top prosecutor to proceed.

The officers are suing State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy. Three of the officers were acquitted, and Mosby dropped the remaining cases.

Mosby says the lower court should have found her to be immune from being sued because she's a prosecutor.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's top prosecutor is urging a federal appeals court to find that she is immune from a civil lawsuit filed by five police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

The officers are suing Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy. Other claims, including false imprisonment, were dismissed.

Mosby said in a brief filed this week in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that a lower court should have found her to be immune from being sued because she's a prosecutor.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal appeals court has halted a civil lawsuit filed against Baltimore's top prosecutor by five police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

The appeals court on Friday granted Marilyn Mosby's request to put the case on hold while it considers her interlocutory appeal of a judge's January ruling refusing to dismiss the case.

The officers are suing Mosby and assistant sheriff Sam Cogen for malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy. Claims of false arrest, false imprisonment and abuse of process were dismissed.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has signed a number of bills that aim to make it easier to prosecute rape cases and protect victims.

The governor signed 211 bills into law Tuesday during a ceremony at the state house. Among them was one that's become known as the "no means no" bill. The Baltimore Sun reports it eliminates the requirement that victims prove they tried to physically resist their assailants.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man by a Coppin State University police officer in Baltimore will be reviewed by prosecutors in suburban Carroll County.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the case was turned over to Carroll County after city State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby found that her office has a "potential conflict of interest in the case." Mosby's office said one of its employees is related to someone involved in the shooting, without being more specific.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's top prosecutor wants to take away a defendant's right to a bench trial unless a judge and prosecutor agree to it - a proposal that comes in the wake of the acquittal of three police officers who had bench trials in connection with the death of a man whose neck was broken while in custody.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the proposal at a news conference Thursday.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's public defender's office is asking the police department to suspend its use of a private plane that had until last week been flying above the city streets recording aerial surveillance without the public's knowledge.

Baltimore Deputy Public Defender Natalie Finegar sent Commissioner Kevin Davis and State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby a copy of the written request Monday.

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