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Top official departs Baltimore Police Department

Anthony BattsStephanie Rawlings-BlakeBaltimore Police Department

Judy Pal, the chief of staff to Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, is leaving after one year in the position, and sources say Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's former assistant will take her spot.

Pal is a communications consultant who had worked in several police departments before her appointment, which was Batts' first personnel move. She began work here on Oct. 1, 2012 and oversaw administrative functions for the department.

Pal could not immediately be reached for comment. 

Sources with knowledge of the situation said Ganesha Martin, who worked as a special assistant to Rawlings-Blake, will be Pal's replacement. Martin and Kevin Harris, a spokesman for Rawlings-Blake, also could not be reached for comment. 

The position of chief of staff had been left vacant under previous Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.

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