Today we continue our series of Conversations with the Candidates with Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby. She is running for re-election in the Democratic primary that takes place on the 26th of this month. Early voting begins on Thursday. She is opposed by two other candidates, Ivan Bates and Thiru Vignarajah. The winner of the primary will run unopposed in the general election.
Marilyn Mosby drew international attention when she indicted six Baltimore police officers in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray in 2015. None of those indictments resulted in a conviction, but Ms. Mosby points to a 95% conviction rate to date for her office overall. The State’s Attorney’s office prosecuted more than 41,000 cases last year.