*”You have to at some point change the culture of what’s happening in the police department, and the way that you do that is by holding them accountable.” —Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore State Attorney
In the video below, Baltimore State Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, who was voted into office in January of 2015, speaks to Chris Hayes on “All In With Chris Hayes” on her new found “celebrity” in the wake of the Baltimore Riots and her decision to hold accountable the six officers who were responsible for the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray – who suffered from a fatal spinal chord injury after being forcibly arrested and transported in the back of a police van, unsecured.
As the youngest prosecutor of a major city, Mosby comes from five generations of law enforcement professionals. What I believe people will admire most about her is her no-nonsense approach to justice for those in and out of uniform; her ability to remain poised and thoughtful even while in the eyes of an unrelenting media; and the fact that even at her young age (she’s 35) she is not swayed by what appears to be the infatuation of the public.
You’ll understand and hopefully appreciate that statement better after watching the video of her sit-down interview.
And one more thing: Already it seems some media is trying to ruffle Mosby’s feather with the whole “conflict of interest” thing; because her husband is a City Councilman. She’s not having it, and she addresses this in the video as well.