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Reactions to charges against Baltimore police officers being dropped

Some of the reactions to Tuesday’s decision by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to drop charges against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

“Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has worked hard to seek justice for Mr. Gray, but the struggles these cases have faced highlight just how restricted our judicial system is in fully addressing the problems related to policing in our communities.  Our conversations about Mr. Gray’s tragic death, and the deaths of others like him across this country, cannot end when the criminal cases close.” — U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.

“I recognize the emotional nature of this case. The eyes of the nation, indeed the world, have been on Baltimore for a very long time and I think the citizens of our city for their patience during these rivals. Now, I ask the citizens to again join me in being patient as the administrative process moves forward.” — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

“(Mosby) should prosecute herself. She should be held accountable. … I think she is a disgrace to the world of prosecutors for what she did.” — GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump

“As the quality of this investigation has been called into question, I want to remind our residents that over 30 ethical, experienced and talented detectives worked tirelessly to uncover facts. … These same detectives investigated and criminally charged a Baltimore police officer who is presently on trial for attempted murder. They are more than willing to hold persons who commit crimes accountable for their actions.” — Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis

“The system we have has failed him. Our shame. #FreddieGray” — Filmmaker Ava DuVernay

“I respect the surely difficult decision of the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City to drop the remaining charges against the Baltimore city police officers in the case of Freddie Gray. Knowing when to end a case can be more difficult than knowing to bring one, especially in a case with such emotions attached to it. While this moment undoubtedly marks a milestone in the case, it does not mark the end of the conversation on the many issues it brought to the fore.” — U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.