8 Things To Know About Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby

As the ongoing investigation into 25-year-old Freddie Gray's death at the hands of police continues, the nation's attention turned to Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who announced that criminal charges will be filed against the officers. Here are eight things to know about Marilyn Mosby.

Yolanda Sangweni May, 01, 2015

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The Boston native made history when she was elected state attorney in November 2014. At 35, she is the youngest top prosecutor of a major city, according to the state’s attorney’s website

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Both of Mosby parents were police officers, as was her grandfather. “Several of my aunts and uncles were officers,” said Mosby during her press briefing. “My recently departed grandfather was one of the founding members of the first Black police organization in Massachusetts.

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Mosby graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Tuskegee University in 2002. She later attended Boston College Law School.

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Mosby met her husband, now a 7th District Baltimore City Councilman, while studying political science at Tuskegee. They married in 2004. Asked whether her marriage would interfere with her investigation, Mosby said, “I don't see any interference or conflict of interest. My husband is a public servant; he works on the legislative side, I am a prosecutor. I am also a public servant. I uphold the law; he makes the laws.

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The Mosby’s live in West Baltimore, the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested and also where riots erupted this week.

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Mosby and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters, 6-year-old Nylyn, 4-year-old Aniyah.

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