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Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby won the Democratic primary election Tuesday to become the city’s first top prosecutor to be re-elected in a dozen years.
Mosby won after beating two other candidates, defense attorney Ivan Bates and former prosecutor Thiru Vignarajah, the Baltimore Sun reports. Because the city of Baltimore is overwhelmingly Democratic, her primary win guarantees her another four-year term as the state’s attorney in Baltimore.
“We did it… together,” she captioned an Instagram post thanking her constituents.
Mosby was able to overcome criticism of a tenure that has been marred by discord with police and her lack of convictions against the six Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest and death.
Gray died from injuries he sustained while riding in a police van while unbuckled. Shortly after his death, Mosby brought charges ranging from official misconduct to second-degree murder against the officers involved. Three were acquitted by a judge of all charges in June 2016 and Mosby dropped the remaining three cases.
“Honestly, she had my vote when she charged those police. Nobody is above the law, and when she charged them it made me feel like more of a citizen,” retired train conductor Warren Lee told WBALTV 11.
Last month, an appeals court blocked a lawsuit that was brought against Mosby by the police officers who claimed she prosecuted them with malicious intent following the death of Gray in 2015.
The Boston native made history when she was elected state attorney in November 2014. Then 35 years old, she was the youngest top prosecutor of a major city.
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