Marilyn Mosby: The Truth About The Baltimore Prosecutor

Marilyn Mosby
Marilyn Mosby

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Marilyn Mosby is the state’s attorney for Maryland with jurisdiction over the city of Baltimore.

Marilyn Mosby’s Background

Mosby Is The Youngest Top Prosecutor In Any Major American City. [New York Times, 5/1/15]

Mosby Has Several Family Members Who Were Police Officers. “But lest anyone think she lacks respect for the police, Ms. Mosby took pains to point out on Friday that her mother, father and grandfather were police officers. She has noted that her grandfather was a founding member of the first association of black police officers in Massachusetts.” [New York Times, 5/1/15]

Marilyn Mosby’s Record

Mosby Charged 6 Police Officers With The Death Of Freddie Gray. “Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby surprised many observers by announcing severe criminal charges against all six officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Gray of a spinal cord injury, including depraved heart second-degree murder, a crime that suggests “callous disregard” on the part of the officers.” [ThnkProgress, 5/1/15]

Members Of Congress Praised Mosby For Actions In Freddie Gray Case. “Maryland lawmakers on Sunday praised State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the way she conducted her investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, but cautioned that it’s only the beginning of the process for seeking justice.” [Huffington Post, 5/3/15]

Pew Poll: Vast Majority Approve Of Mosby Decision To Charge In Freddie Gray Case. “The survey finds that majorities of both whites and blacks say Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby made the right decision in bringing criminal charges against some Baltimore police officers, including a charge of second-degree murder against one of the officers.” [Pew, 5/4/15]

Right Wing Attacks On Marilyn Mosby

Daily Caller Made Sexist Comments About Mosby. “After Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced she was charging six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Daily Caller reported on how she’s a “sexy,” “smoldering civil servant.”” [Media Matters, 5/1/15]