Since pressing charges against six Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has been in the news quite a bit for other reasons.
She was interviewed by Vogue and got invited onstage by Prince at his concert for Gray.
But on Friday Mosby stood upon a very different platform — at the circus.
As a guest ringmaster.
She and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, also were to receive an award from the UniverSoul Circus "for their commitment to the well-being of the Baltimore community," according to a press release from the circus, the Baltimore Sun noted.
A WMAR-TV reporter — noting Marilyn Mosby got the loudest of the cheers when she was introduced under the big top — acknowledged that "of course not everyone thinks that it is appropriate that she be making these types of appearances."
“I am honored to be a part of this initiative and my girls and very excited to see Mommy as a ringmaster!" Mosby said via a statement released by her office Thursday night, the Sun reported. "They have been asking about the circus every day since April 3rd, when I received the invitation."
In addition to criticism she's received for her May 1 charges against the arrested Baltimore police officers, Mosby has also been accused of conflict of interest — and the officers in question filed a motion for her to be taken off the case. The Sun noted that her husband is considered a potential candidate for the 2016 mayoral race.
(H/T: Weasel Zippers)
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