Mayor Catherine E. Pugh today announced that Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa will replace Commissioner Kevin Davis as the department’s 40th police commissioner.
The contract of Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, who was replaced by Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday, provides a possible $150,000 severance package.
Pugh announced her decision to replace Davis on Friday, after about two years of his five-year term. In October 2015, the city’s Board of Estimates provided Davis a $200,000 annual contract with the severance pay.
The contract allows Davis to receive 75 percent of one-year's salary — at least $150,000 — if he is fired without cause. If Davis were to be fired for cause, he would receive no severance payment.