Baltimore State’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has sprung into the national spotlight Friday after she announced charges would be filed against six police officers involved in 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s death.
The 35-year-old spoke in front of City Hall when she announced the charges as voices in the crowd could be heard celebrating.
“I heard your call for ‘no justice, no peace,'” she said. “Your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice on behalf of this young man, those that are angry or hurt or have their own experience of injustice.”
Five of six officers are in custody with charges including second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, assault in the second degree, secondary manslaughter and more. A warrant has been issued for the officers’ arrest Friday morning.
Soon after the charges were announced, the media was reporting Cosby’s full bio, including The New York Times, Baltimore Sun and NBC News.
And she has also shot up to the top trender on social media.
Woman of the Week: Marilyn Mosby. By a Mile #Baltimore
- julia hobsbawm (@juliahobsbawm) May 1, 2015
Marilyn Mosby is about to be a national Black hero.
– Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) May 1, 2015
A lot of Baltimoreans looking funny on my TL with this Marilyn Mosby love. Y’all dogged that woman when she ran last year
– Clifton Norbury (@seabethree) May 1, 2015
I know absolutely nothing about Marilyn Mosby except that she is taking on a huge case & doesn’t seem to be afraid to do so. You go girl. — Jean Mullette-Bauer (@JMulletteBauer) May 1, 2015
much respect to Marilyn Mosby, I trust she’s gonna set this dilemma straight, she look like she don’t play
– Philippe Edison (@PhilippeEdison) May 1, 2015
Thank you for not being afraid to respond to the facts Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby. Sometimes it does take a woman. #MarilynMosby
– Terry McMillan (@MsTerryMcMillan) May 1, 2015
take me out to the nerd-pasture bc one of my first thoughts was how i wanna see harvey dent reimagined as a marilyn mosby young badass woman
- Flagpole Sangitta (@ElSangito) May 1, 2015
CNN’s Don Lemon will air his interview with Mosby Friday at 10 p.m. ET on “CNN Tonight.”