Catherine E. Pugh

Reaction to Kevin Davis' ousted as Baltimore police commissioner

Reaction to Kevin Davis' ousted as Baltimore police commissioner

On Friday morning, Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announced that she had fired Police Commissioner Kevin Davis and replaced him with Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa. Below is local reaction.

City Council President Jack C. Young:

“I stand firmly behind Mayor Pugh’s decision to appoint 30-year veteran Darryl DeSousa as Baltimore’s Police Commissioner-Designate.

I have known Darryl for a very long time, and I believe his appointment will be greeted warmly throughout the police department and the City of Baltimore.

Darryl is a student of community policing and understands that the way forward will require a concerted reconciliation process...

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