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Rawlings-Blake accuses Mosby of bowing to political pressure, charging Baltimore officers too soon

Rawlings-Blake accuses Mosby of bowing to political pressure, charging Baltimore officers too soon

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake accused State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby on Wednesday of rushing to charge the six police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray before completing a thorough investigation.

Rawlings-Blake said Mosby could have told the public she needed more time in the spring of 2015 to conduct a careful and complete investigation, rather than immediately announcing charges that produced no convictions.

"The political pressure is real when you are in big jobs, and you can't bow to the political pressure and charge when you're not ready," she said. "You have to stand up, be in the big role and say to the people ... you need time to continue...

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