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Davis says Baltimore police officers 'take offense' at Batts' comments

Davis says Baltimore police officers 'take offense' at Batts' comments

Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Thursday that city police officers are disappointed by his predecessor's remark that they "took a knee" after the riots of April, as violence in the city began to spike. "I'm proud of them," Davis said Thursday, the day after former Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said officers had let up on the job after the riots. "They're working hard." Davis pointed to a 44 percent increase in gun seizures since mid-July, as well as the department's response to protests this week outside the first hearing for the six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Batts, who was...

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