Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore

Posted On: Oct 18, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

BALTIMORE - The top prosecutor in Baltimore knew exactly where to go for guidance after she made the decision to file charges in an explosive case involving the death of a black man in police custody. She called Rep. Elijah Cummings, her trusted adviser and friend.
After that call in May 2015, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges ranging from assault to murder against six officers in the case of Freddie Gray, whose death from a neck injury suffered during a jolting ride in the back of a police van had set off some of the worst riots in decades in Baltimore.
Cummings "said he was there with me. He said he believed in me," Mosby said Friday, recalling the telephone conversation.
Later, when Mosby came under public attack over her handling of the case, "he would say 'No, I stand with Marilyn Mosby. I stand with her decision.'"
Mosby is not the only Baltimore resident who relied on Cummings for advice. The congressman and civil rights advocate, who died Thursday at 68, mentored countless young...

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