"This is our American system of justice. Twelve Baltimore residents listened to the evidence presented and were unable to render a unanimous decision," Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said, noting that it remains up to Ms. Mosby to decide whether to pursue the case further. "As a unified city, we must respect the outcome of the judicial process."
"In the coming days, if some choose to demonstrate peacefully to express their opinion, that is their constitutional right. I urge everyone to remember that collectively, our reaction needs to be one of respect for our neighborhoods, and for the residents and businesses of our city," she said in a statement.