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Murderbowl Update.

Baltimore mayor fires police commissioner, citing need to reduce violence

Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. DeSousa replaces Kevin Davis


Baltimore has a new police commissioner.

Mayor Catherine Pugh fired Kevin Davis Friday morning, saying she had run out of patience on the attempt to reduce crime.

"Crime is now spilling out all over the city, and we have got to focus. So I am charging this commissioner and his staff to get on top of it to reduce the numbers and to reduce them quickly," Pugh said.

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In Davis' place comes Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, a 30-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department.

The big question is whether the leadership change will make a difference.

"This morning, I announced we relieved Commissioner Davis of his position as commissioner for the Baltimore City Police Department," Pugh said. "I want you to know that I worked side by side with Commissioner Davis. (He's) hardworking, but I am impatient. We need violence reduction. We need the numbers to go down faster than they are."

DeSousa, 53, is no outsider. He has been in the Baltimore Police Department since 1988, and he has held every rank. He said he started putting his stamp on the department at 9 a.m. Friday.

DeSousa promised to put more uniformed officers on the streets, starting Friday morning. He said waves of officers would deploy hourly in areas most plagued by violence. He is decentralizing some units of the Police Department to more resources in the nine districts.

"The No. 1 thing you will see is more police officers on the streets in the community in uniform. They are going to have specific missions each and every day," DeSousa said. "They are going to do pro-active, constitutional policing. They are going to enforce the laws of Baltimore City. They are going to be very visible. They are going to have positive engagement with the entire community. They've been placed in strategic corridors of the city. We took a look at the top for districts in the city that led the violence last year. They're deployed there. There's going to be officers on foot addressing problematic businesses."

His message for criminals: "I have a real strong message for the trigger pullers—it's that we're coming after them," DeSousa said.

But some residents believe you have to do more than add police.

"It's about getting involved, doing things, opening up stuff so people can have something to do, give them something to think about. It's nothing to think about but drugs and money," said Bernard Horton, a city resident.

"We need a million police in this city. They don't have enough police in this city. It's not a policing issue. It's our fault. They can't be everywhere," said William Johnson, a city resident.

Recently on "11 TV Hill," while deputy commissioner, DeSousa spoke of his strategy already at work.

"I am a firm believer in evidence-based policing. So in 2017, 53 percent of the 344 homicides that we had occurred off of a major corridor or 500 feet, so as a result of that, we are putting very specific initiatives together, specific things to do," DeSousa said on "11 TV Hill."

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DeSousa said Friday that he will evaluate the investigation into the death of Detective Sean Suiter in the coming weeks. The case remains open with competing theories of homicide vs. suicide.

DeSousa was part of Davis' leadership team. So what makes him different?

"I need my Police Department to give me creative ideas focused in how we reduce violence," Pugh said.

DeSousa earned his degree at Morgan State University, and among his assignments in the department was commander of the Northeast District. He was there at the same time members of the Gun Trace Task Force committed crimes. DeSousa said Friday that he was not aware of those allegations. He touted his record in crime reduction.

"In 2012, my first year as a district commander in the Northeast District, we drove violence down to a point where it was probably the highest reduction in over a decade," DeSousa said.

DeSousa gets high marks in the community. City Councilman Brandon Scott said he is the right person for this time.

"In the world we live in right now, it does matter (that) he is an African-American. He, too, understands what's it's like. He grew up in an area like Baltimore. He understands what it means to be tough and black, and repair that relationship in order for Baltimore to be better," Scott said.

For the people who live, work and play in Baltimore City, the crime problem is tiresome, stressful and overbearing.

"When he was my district commander, my district saw its lowest number of homicides ever," Scott said. "He knows that making sure civilians are doing civilian jobs and police are doing police jobs and making police be back on the street is a thing for me, but he also knows that getting rid of folks that are breaking down the trust in the community is a big thing for me."

Word that the mayor fired Davis because he wasn't bringing the crime reduction results she wanted fast enough, spread quickly.

"Things are bad, but I don't really think you can lay it at his feet," said Lisa Hovermale, a city resident.

"If he wasn't doing what he was supposed to do, he was supposed to get out of there, and put somebody in there that's really going to help us," said Carla Jackson, a city resident.

"I think that she had to do something for PR reasons because, lately, Baltimore has been getting a lot of bad press. I hope he's an improvement. I guess time will tell. I live in Canton, and it's important to me. I'm optimistic," said Kathy Callis, a city resident.

Davis was terminated "without cause," a City Hall representative said, so he will receive severance pay of $150,000, plus payout for accrued leave and benefits.

Sources told the 11 News I-Team that some other police commanders were denied access to electronics and headquarters after Davis was fired. A City Hall representative and a Police Department spokesman said no other changes have been made.

Annapolis reflects on Davis' tenure in Baltimore

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Davis had been a frequent visitor to the State House to lobby for passage of crime-fighting legislation. State lawmakers reacted shortly after the announcement Friday, saying Davis was most effective in committee rooms. They said he'd first press legislators privately to pass anti-crime bills specifically for Baltimore and then would back up the lobbying with strong testimony.

Davis and House Speaker Michael Busch, whose district is in Anne Arundel County, go back to the days when Davis led the Anne Arundel County Police Department as its chief.

"Very easy to deal with, Chief Davis, and he was very easy to deal with as commissioner in Baltimore City, but he had a very tough job, and I think the mayor had to make a decision—the violent crime rate going up—that she had to go in a different direction," Busch said.

At the beginning of each legislative session, the city delegation grilled Davis on his crime-fighting plan and his agency's attempts to regain the trust and confidence of the community. Delegate Curt Anderson, the chairman of the Baltimore City delegation, worked closely with Davis and knows his replacement.

"I think Commissioner Davis was a great person to work with. A lot of the things, the initiatives he has put in place, I'm pretty sure that Commissioner DeSousa will keep in place or add to them," Anderson said.

Davis also had a good working relationship with the state Attorney General's Office.

"We had a very good relationship with Commissioner Davis. He worked very hard. This was the mayor's call, and we will work with his replacement," Attorney General Brian Frosh said.

Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement, saying, in part, "This was the mayor's decision, and (the governor) looks forward to discussing it with her directly in the near future." The governor pledged continued support in every possible way in the city's fight against violent crime.

City officials react to news of new commissioner

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Baltimore City Council President Jack Young released the following statement in response to Pugh's new appointment:

"I stand firmly behind Mayor Pugh’s decision to appoint 30-year veteran Darryl DeSousa as Baltimore's Police Commissioner-Designate.

"I have known Darryl for a very long time, and I believe his appointment will be greeted warmly throughout the police department and the City of Baltimore.

"Darryl is a student of community policing and understands that the way forward will require a concerted reconciliation process to help repair trust between the department and the public at large.

"The road ahead will be difficult, but members of the City Council stand ready to partner with Mayor Pugh, Commissioner Designate DeSousa and the men and women of the police department as we continue the process of reforming policing practices in our city," Young said.

Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3 President Lt. Gene Ryan released the following statement on DeSousa's appointment:

"We congratulate Mayor Pugh on her decision to elevate Deputy Commissioner Darryl DeSousa to the position of police commissioner to the Baltimore Police Department. Our agency, and our city, are at a crucial moment in its history and the need for strong leadership has never been greater. Commissioner-Designee DeSousa has a long and valued career with the BPD and we are looking forward to continuing our mission with his very capable guidance. For too long, our members have been working under extremely difficult circumstances, including mandatory 15-hour shifts, and the morale has suffered greatly. We are confident that this encouraging modification at the very top of our command structure will bring about the positive changes that will allow us to achieve our mission of violence reduction for the citizens of Baltimore."

Please see State's Attorney Mosby's response to DeSousa's appointment:

"I thank Kevin Davis for his service and wish him the best in his next endeavor. I look forward to working with Designate Commissioner DeSousa and continuing the partnership with the Baltimore Police Department that is necessary to tackle violent crime in our city."

Darryl DeSousa is the 9th Baltimore Police Commissioner in past 20 yrs.

— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) January 19, 2018

Former BPD Commissioner Kevin Davis was terminated 'without cause' City Hall spokesperson says so he gets severance pay of $150k

plus payout for accued leave & benefits

— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) January 19, 2018

Sources say other BPDcommanders were denied access to electronics & HQ after Kevin Davis was fired. Spokesperson for @MayorPugh50 says "currently no pending command changes".

And TJ Smith, she says, continues to be spokesperson

All as of 2:16pm

— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) January 19, 2018

Mayor Pugh fires BPD Commissioner Kevin Davis, citing need to reduce city violence

Mayor Catherine Pugh has fired Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis assserting the need to reduce violence and crime in Baltimore City at an accelerated pace:

— Jayne Miller (@jemillerwbal) January 19, 2018

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