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Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby took to the podium to break her silence after it was announced that all further trials in the Freddie Gray case were dropped Wednesday morning. The top prosecutor defended her decision to announce charges against six Baltimore Police officers in connection with Gray’s arrest and resultant death.

“My professional role in this matter is plain,” said Mosby. “To seek justice on behalf of an innocent 25-year-old man”

During her speech Mosby said “despite being physically, and professional threatened, mocked, ridiculed and sued” she stood by her decisions and also stood by the medical examiner’s decision to rule Gray’s death a homicide.

“I signed up for this and I can take it,” Mosby said.

The State’s Attorney decried what she called “a reluctance and an obvious bias that was consistently exemplified not by the entire Baltimore Police Department but by individuals within the Baltimore Police Department at every stage of the investigation which became blatantly apparent in the subsequent trials.”

“We do not believe that Freddie Gray killed himself,” she said.

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