Office of the State Attorney/F.I.V.E. Unit Baltimore, MD Law Clerk 2005-2006
Office of the State Attorney Early Resolution Court Supervisor Assistant State’s Attorney Supervisor Baltimore, MD 2007 - 2008
Office of the State Attorney General Felony Division Assistant State’s Attorney Baltimore, MD 2009-2011
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company/ Law Office of Jonathan P. Stebenne Field Counsel- (Special Investigation Unit) Baltimore, MD 2011-2014
Office of the State’s Attorney State’s Attorney Baltimore, MD 2015- Present
Mosby: After assessing the efforts of previous administrations and scouring through nationwide best practices, I elected to implement data driven and innovative strategies to address the violent repeat offenders wreaking havoc on Baltimore communities.
We developed the Crimes Strategies Unit (CSU), which compiles data and intelligence in an effort to build strong cases against some of the City’s most heinous criminals from charging to conviction. Through this unit, we have implemented an arrest alert notification system, which allows us to monitor those who have been identified by law enforcement as the worst of the worst.
To better target gun offenders, I also created the Gun Violence Enforcement Division, which is an investigative and prosecutorial unit made up of highly skilled prosecutors and Baltimore Police detectives who focus on gun offenders, rather than just gun crimes.
Additionally, understanding and recognizing that the drug trade fuels gun violence, I re-established the Narcotics Unit to combat our regions opioid crisis. This unit held a 98 percent conviction rate in 2017.
Under my administration we have convicted all 12 of the defendants designated Public Enemy #1 by the Baltimore Police Department since 2015 who have been brought to trial, resulting in six life sentences and more than 700 years in prison.
Using data driven approaches and ensuring close coordination between my office and the Police Department, including housing detectives in our unit offices, we are able to effectively prosecute violent repeat offenders and maintain a 92% felony conviction rate.
Mosby: I’m proud of the prosecutors in my office who come to work every day to protect the people of our city. Our felony conviction rate is strong at 92% but I don’t believe this is an accurate measure of success in any prosecutorial office. Ultimately my office seeks to impact the root causes of crime in our city. That means engaging with our community with programs like Project 17 and Aim to B’more that help our young people by seeing them in classrooms and job sites instead of in courtrooms.
That also means restoring the trust of our communities in a criminal justice system that all too often has not been responsive to its own shortcomings and led to citizens being unwilling to step forward into the system as witnesses. Our office is not motivated by the statistics. We have a high conviction rate, but the modern prosecutor leads by pursuing justice, not running up empty stats. Ultimately, the true measure of success for any public servant in the criminal justice system is that the citizens of our city feel safe in their communities and in their homes. We will continue to earn the public’s confidence and trust by being wholly transparent with information, our processes by leveraging technology and data to give the public an unvarnished look into how we administer our office.