Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby announced Sunday that he is throwing his hat into the mayoral ring. Mosby, the husband of Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, is "pushing for a more transparent and accountable government," WBAL-TV reports. He added that if elected, he would demand from day one that all officers wear body cameras.
The national spotlight was shone on Baltimore after the April 12 death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed 25-year-old black man who died while in police custody. Shortly after Gray's death, riots erupted throughout the city. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced in July that she had fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, and in September she announced that she would not seek re-election.
In May, Marilyn Mosby announced that six officers believed to be involved in Gray's death would face criminal charges. The officers are currently on trial.
According to WBAL, Nick Mosby, a councilman for the 7th District of West Baltimore, told the crowd at his announcement that the world had seen Baltimore at its worst during the riots and he wanted those gathered to join him in making Baltimore better.
"Are we willing to fight against poverty, against illiteracy? Are we ready to fight to provide a world-class education for every single child in this city no matter their zip code? Are we willing to fight?" Mosby said, according to WBAL.
Read more at WBAL-TV.