Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake doesn't plan to return to the city before the Democratic National Convention closes, according to Anthony McCarthy, a spokesman for her office.
In a statement released by Rawlings-Blake's office, she asked citizens of Baltimore to be "patient" after the decision to drop criminal charges against six police officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray. Her statement below:
"Today States Attorney Marilyn Mosby dismissed all criminal charges against the remaining officers related to the death of Freddie Gray.
While the State's Attorney's decision brings an end to the criminal proceedings, the Baltimore Police Department will still complete an administrative review of each officer involved.
I recognize the emotional nature of this case. The eyes of the nation, indeed the world, have been on Baltimore for a very long time and I thank the citizens of our city for their patience during these trials.
Now I ask the citizens to again join me in being patient as the administrative process moves forward."