Marilyn Mosby Takes On Her Critics

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Marilyn Mosby speaks out about the Freddie Gray trials. In the New York Times, Marilyn Mosby takes on the mayor, police investigators and her critics.

Wil Hylton says after being silenced by a gag order for months, Mosby wanted to talk about the impact the trials have had.

“I was elected the prosecutor. I signed up for this, and I can take it,” said Mosby.

With the Freddie Gray trials over, a revealing new profile details the internal conflicts between Marilyn Mosby and other city leaders.

“I kept asking her to try to explain like what it felt like to be her, at the center of this storm,” said Hylton

Writer Wil S. Hylton spoke with WJZ and says Mosby was eager to tell her side of the story.

“She was singled out, obviously for a lot of criticism, but she also in her life had to figure out how to internalize and cope with that,” said Hylton.

In the article, Mosby talks about roadblocks with the police, heated conversations with the mayor and her own personal struggles.

Mosby has received a number of threatening emails as well as death threats being investigated by the FBI.

WJZ obtained nearly two dozen of those emails. One entitled the “Obituary of Marilyn Mosby” says: “Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City Prosecutor, was gunned down in cold blood walking into the courthouse.”

“Since the charges were dropped, the stream of hatred continues into her home and office, sometimes phone calls yelling racist epithets at her,” said Hylton.

Hylton says Mosby has no intention of disappearing: “I think she still loves the job and feels like she is doing a lot of good.”

A sentiment Mosby expressed to WJZ.

“I was elected by the people of Baltimore City, and there’s no way, absolutely no way I will ever resign,” said Mosby.

Still, Mosby tells the New York Times: “I don’t think I’ll ever be who I was before.”

Despite the lack of convictions, Hylton says Mosby is happy with the reforms the trials sparked.

Mosby still faces civil lawsuits filed by several of the officers who were charged in Freddie Gray’s death.

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