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Deputy police commissioner of internal affairs retiring
Deputy police commissioner of internal affairs retiring

The Baltimore police commander in charge of handling the department's brutality allegations as lethal interactions between police and unarmed black men grew to a nationwide issue announced his resignation Wednesday. Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez will retire at the end of the month. His announcement came on the eve of a Justice Department town hall meeting Thursday to address allegations of misconduct, brutality and excessive force against Baltimore police. In 21/2 years with the Baltimore department, Rodriguez has overhauled the investigation of police shootings, in-custody deaths and use of force that results in serious injury or death. "Few people could have undertaken...

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