Baltimore's mayor removes police commissioner after the city recorded more than 340 homicides in 2017

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    Today, Baltimore's mayor removed the city Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in favor of one of his deputies, saying the city wasn't reducing violence fast enough amid a soaring homicide rate.  

     

    Subsequently, Mayor Catherine Pugh elevated Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa, saying she'd tried to work hand-in-hand with Davis during her 13 months in office but needed to see more progress.

     

    DeSousa said one of his first initiatives is to temporarily put more officers on the streets largely by transferring administrative officers and detectives to patrol duties and to place…



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