Anthony Batts

De Sousa's resignation means no severance, but he will receive accrued leave, according to his contract

De Sousa's resignation means no severance, but he will receive accrued leave, according to his contract

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, who resigned Tuesday after being charged with federal tax crimes, will not receive a large severance package like his two predecessors, who were fired “without cause” by the last two mayors, according to his contract.

But, he is eligible to receive accrued leave and other benefits earned during his time as commissioner, which he would not have received had he been fired “with just cause” by Mayor Catherine Pugh, according to the contract.

It’s unclear whether the federal tax charges against him would have provided “just cause” for his termination, under the terms of his contract.

It’s also unclear whether the city and De...

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