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Adviser to Baltimore state's attorney resigns amid criminal charges

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, right, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

A top campaign adviser to Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has resigned from his post as he faces criminal charges of harassment and assault involving two women he had dated.

The Baltimore Sun reports that 43-year-old Quincey Gamble resigned Friday, saying he doesn't want to be a distraction for Mosby in her re-election bid.

Gamble is a former executive director of the Maryland Democratic Party and has advised several Democratic campaigns in the city — including former Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial bid and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Gamble faces a July court date in two criminal cases.

In one case, Gamble is charged with harassment and violating a protective order.

In the second case, Gamble is charged with second-degree assault and destruction of property.

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