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there was a controversy here around there Baltimore's beleaguered mayor says he won't seek reelection Stephanie Rawlings Blake saying Friday she will commit the rest of her tenure to dealing with the continued aftermath of Freddie gray the unarmed black man who died after being arrested by the police I kept thinking ready focused on working through reforming our police department , working with the department of justice or reaching out to potential donors , it was a very difficult decision , but I knew that I needed to vent , announcement comes the same week the city reached a six point four million dollar settlement with grace family protest upgrade that that the city a blaze in a series of riots putting Baltimore its police department and its mayor under a harsh national spotlight Reuters reporter Emily Stevenson , she was facing a primary next year and on their other people looking at getting into the democratic primary and , the mayor has come under a lot of , and old some of which are , I'm protests and things that happen in Baltimore over the last year and this is just going to be a difficult reelection campaign further pressuring her leadership July was the deadliest month for Baltimore in terms of murders in over forty years and Baltimore's preparing for more possible unrest , six officers involved with grace death are facing trial the first scheduled to begin next