For those that believe I'm anti-police, it's simply not the case. I'm anti police brutality. I need not remind you, that the only loss and the greatest loss in all of this was that of Freddie Gray's life. For over a year, my office has been forced to remain silent on all six of the cases pertaining to, and surrounding the death of Freddie Gray. Despite being physically and professionally threatened, mocked, ridiculed, harassed, and even sued, we've respected and fulfilled our obligation and dutiful silence in according to Judge Barry Williams' gag order restricting any commentary from the state. In accordance with my oath to pursue justice over convictions, I've refused to allow the grandstanding of some and the hyperbole of others to diminish our resolve to seek justice on behalf of this young man. I was elected the prosecutor. I signed up for this, and I can take it. Because no matter how problematic and troublesome it has been for my office, my prosecutor's, my family and me personally, it pales in comparison to what mothers and fathers all across this country, specifically Freddie Gray's mother Gloria Darden, or Richard Shipley, Freddie Gray's step-father goes through on a daily basis knowing their son's mere decision to run from the police proved to be a lethal one. Please know that even though the media has made this about everything but the untimely death of your son, my office has never wavered in our commitment to seeking justice on his behalf. My team of prosecutors, led by two highly respected veteran attorneys, Chief Deputy Michael Schatzow, Deputy State's attorney Janice Bledsoe right here, and assistant State's attorney John Butler, Matt Pillion, Sarah Akhtar, Lawyer Michael Fiorenza have devoted countless hours and made countless sacrifices to ensure accountability on your son's behalf. I'm extremely proud of my team, who have never lost sight of why we are fighting so hard: your son.