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Baltimore mayor won't say if she reviewed new police chief's internal affairs record

Baltimore mayor won't say if she reviewed new police chief's internal affairs record

Mayor Catherine Pugh won't say whether she has reviewed any internal affairs records of Darryl De Sousa, the veteran officer she picked to lead the Baltimore Police Department.

The City Council is scheduled to vote on confirming De Sousa as the permanent police commissioner on Monday at a time when the department is under intense scrutiny for corruption and unconstitutional practices.

City Solicitor Andre Davis said the mayor had conducted “due diligence” in deciding to appoint De Sousa as commissioner.

“The mayor has done due diligence in her selection. I know that the City Council will do its due diligence,” Davis said.

A spokeswoman for Pugh declined to...

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