BALTIMORE — A Baltimore City Council committee has forwarded the nomination of Baltimore’s police commissioner to the full council.
The Baltimore Sun reports Acting Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa appeared before the council’s executive appointments committee and the public on Wednesday to outline planned reforms for the troubled department and answer questions. The committee voted unanimously to send the nomination of the 30-year veteran of the force onward.
Mayor Catherine Pugh appointed the 53-year-old upon firing Kevin Davis in mid-January. Davis’ removal came after Baltimore saw its most killings per capita on record.
De Sousa would inherit a department that has been tarnished by corruption scandals and is under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. He’s already appointed new top command staff and has pledged to root out corruption.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com