The race to become Baltimore’s top prosecutor kicked off early Saturday morning, as defense attorney Ivan J. Bates launched his campaign against Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby outside a Park Heights home where Kendal Fenwick was fatally shot in 2015.
A crowd of dozens of supporters listened intently as Bates stated, “We are losing our city to crime. We are constantly in a state of mourning”.
Baltimore is on track to hit more than 300 murders for the third year in a row.
Restoring hope and trust in the criminal justice system in charm city are among Bates' three main running points.
The Democratic Primary is set for June 2018.