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Officers in Freddie Gray case sue Mosby, Maj. Samuel Cogen, alleging false arrest

Maj. Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office, who sought charges against the six Baltimore City police officers in the Freddie Gray death case, said in a federal affidavit that he never even investigated the case. (WBFF)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Maj. Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office, who sought charges against the six Baltimore City police officers in the Freddie Gray death case, said in a federal affidavit that he never even investigated the case.

In the affidavit, Cogen admitted that even though he signed the application for the six officers' arrests, he played no role in the investigation. Cogen told the court that State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby asked for his assistance. "I did not take witness statements, collect evidence or investigate in any other capacity," Cogen wrote.

Legal analyst Warren Brown called the finding disturbing.

"Cogen didn't have any knowledge about any of this," Brown said. "This was worked up by the State's Attorney's Office and presented with a bow on it for his signature."

City officers are now suing Cogen and Mosby, accusing them of falsely arresting them.

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