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Officers' Legal Attack Begins in Freddie Gray Case

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By JULIET LINDERMAN and DAVID DISHNEAU
Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP)- One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion it's an illegal weapon.

Attorneys filed the motion Monday for Officer Edward Nero, who's charged with second-degree assault, misconduct in office and false imprisonment. The motion appeared to challenge the basis for charges Nero faces after the arrest of Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.

Last Friday, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged Nero and the five other officers. Mosby said the officers had unlawfully arrested Gray because the knife he had in his pocket is legal under state law.

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