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Sen. Catherine Pugh says she supports Mosby's decision to drop charges

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2018-12-31 16:13:41-05

Sen. Catherine Pugh, the Democratic nominee for Baltimore mayor, said Wednesday she supported State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to drop the charges against the three remaining officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

“Obviously, she’s looked over her case and has made this decision not to prosecute. I support what the state’s attorney has done at this point,” said Pugh, speaking on the phone from the Democratic National Convention from Philadelphia.

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Pugh noted Mosby’s statement in her press conference that criminal justice reform is needed.

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“A part of what needs to change is some of the laws on the books,” Pugh said. “But another thing that must take place in our community is a continued discussion around police and community relations.”

Pugh also called for a police department that is representative of the community it serves.

“It’s beyond rules and laws—this is about conversation and how we relate to each other,” Pugh said. “I think those conversations will continue, and I look forward to continuing them.” 

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