Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said July 8 that she has replaced Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said July 8 that she has replaced Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, citing "utmost urgency" to stop a recent surge in violence. Get complete coverage and updates on the former, acting and future Baltimore Police Commisioners here.

Coalition that called for Batts' resignation hopeful about new commissioner

Leaders of a community coalition that called for the resignation of Anthony Batts say the city has an opportunity for a fresh start after the police commissioner's firing.

Police Commissioner Batts sought reform, but results were mixed

As a newcomer to the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts distanced himself from the problems while vowing to correct them. "I didn't break it, but I'm here to fix it," he was wont to say.

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake fires Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday that she has fired Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

Document: Anthony Batts' employment agreement

Memo containing the contract details of Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts.

Wednesday timeline of events on Baltimore police commissioner's dismissal

"At a time of an unprecedented level of violence in Baltimore, Commissioner Batts clearly does not have a visible plan to stop the violence," the group says in a news release.

Police union blasts commanders in 'after action review' of riot

The rioting that followed the death of Freddie Gray was "preventable," but the police response was hindered by a leadership that was concerned with image over safety, the city police union charged in a report released Wednesday.

Rawlings-Blake critical of police union, doesn't respond to calls for Batts' resignation

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lashed out at critics of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, but didn't directly respond to calls for his resignation Wednesday.

Interim police commissioner has roots in Anne Arundel, Prince George's

With the departure of Anthony Batts, the new leader of the Baltimore Police Department — at least for now — is Kevin Davis, a son of a cop who has spent most of his career in the suburbs.

Davis takeover offers break in Baltimore's season of pessimism

With FOP criticism and surge in violence, Mayor Rawlings-Blake could not go another four days with Anthony Batts when it isn't clear Baltimore will go another four years with her.