Tag: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

First Freddie Gray Trial Begins

The first of the six long-awaited trials in the Freddie Gray case began in Baltimore on Wednesday morning, with opening statements made by both the prosecution and the defense by the afternoon. The jurors, selected from a pool of 150, are five Black women, three Black men, three white women…

Baltimore Mayor Will Not Seek Re-Election

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced she no longer plans to run for re-election. “It was a very difficult decision,” she stated on Friday morning, “but I knew I needed to spend my time, the remaining 15 months of my term, focused on the city’s future and not my own.” She…

Baltimore Reaches $6.4 Million Settlement with Gray Family

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s office announced Tuesday that the city of Baltimore has reached a $6.4 million settlement with Freddie Gray’s family following his death in police custody on April 12. $2.8 million will be paid this year, and the remaining $3.6 million would be paid the following year. Gray, 25,…