Can we just say this at the top and get it over with? The acting police commissioner of Baltimore is off to a rocky start. He might be eager to enact reforms and make big changes in a department rattled by scandal, but Darryl De Sousa has stumbled out of the gate.
And too bad. It did not have to be this way.
Consider events of Thursday and Friday. It appears De Sousa was set to take at least two questionable actions that he either reversed or put on hold once they were revealed by the news media.
On Thursday evening, The Baltimore Sun reported that the department was about to transfer Sgt. Alicia White, one of the officers charged in the Freddie Gray case, to the section...