Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired


 
Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired

  ( 4UMF NEWS ) Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. Rawlings-Blake announced the firing in a news release Wednesday afternoon. She said Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will become interim commissioner. Rawlings did not give a reason, but the move comes amid a spike in the city's homicide rate. Baltimore was rocked with civil unrest in April after black resident Freddie Gray died one week after suffering a critical spinal injury in police custody. Six police officers have been criminally charged in Gray's death. Since the rioting stopped, the city has seen a sharp increase in violence, with 155 homicides this year, a 48 percent increase over the same period last year. Source