A lawyer representing Litigator, a Baltimore law firm that specializes in family law matters, sued the city and its attorney general on Monday to force Baltimore to turn over documents related to its probe of the death of Freddie Gray.
The suit filed in Baltimore Circuit Court asks the court to compel the city to turn the information over as part of a civil trial to determine whether it violated Gray’s civil rights.
It alleges the city’s investigation was a violation of the Baltimore Municipal Code, a state statute prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, age, disability or religion.
The city has said it will defend itself in court.
It has denied any wrongdoing and said it acted in good faith.
Gray died in police custody on April 19, 2015, after suffering a severe spinal injury.
His death prompted riots in the city.
The police officer charged in his death has pleaded not guilty.