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Mosby Says She Learned From Mistakes of Family Members in Law Enforcement

July 16, 2015  | 

When State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced criminal charges against six Baltimore police officers in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, she said it was not an indictment of the entire department. Five generations of her own family, she said, have worked in law enforcement.

On Wednesday, Mosby said she has learned from those relatives' mistakes, as well as their sacrifice, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Mosby's father, a Boston police officer, was accused of robbing a drug dealer — and for a time dismissed from the department. Her mother, also an officer at the department, was disciplined several times and served a 45-day suspension for violating a substance-abuse policy. An uncle was dismissed after he failed drug tests.

"As a child, I personally observed their sacrifice and commitment to protecting my community. I learned at a very early age that everyone makes mistakes," Mosby said Wednesday in a statement. "I also learned about the importance of taking responsibility for the choices and mistakes that we make."

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Tone @ 7/16/2015 11:14 PM

Clearly this isn't an admittance of any guilt for any decisions made involving this case and rightfully so. I can admire & respect anyone who recognizes when a mistake is made. Unfortunately we live in a society where its easier to point fingers and blame others when we should be holding ourselves accountable. Yes its easy to shift blame, but harder to admit and say "I was wrong." We even see President Bill Clinton admitting his wrong for signing into law harsh penalties for offenders. I've said this before & I'll echo it again..NOBODY is above the law, not even us! Much respect to the Mayor.

AZBIGDOG @ 7/17/2015 7:31 AM

Sorry, doesn't hack it when you are accusing others of murder, much less officers. The best thing she should have done was to recuse herself after the poisoning of the arrests and future prosecution of the officers by going on air and telling the world they were guilty. Sounds as if she like the mayor was trying to appease the race baiters. Not a professional moment since she opened her mouth.

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