Baltimore Police investigations of Gun Trace Task Force corruption allegations, other issues still unresolved

Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa promised a slew of investigations into pressing issues within weeks of taking over the department. Months later, none of them has been resolved. (Kim Hairston / Baltimore Sun) Within weeks of taking over the Baltimore Police Department in January, Commissioner Darryl De Sousa had announced investigations or promised reviews of a slate of pressing issues — including accusations that poorly trained recruits were being pushed through the police academy, and a stack of allegations of past corruption by active officers. Months later, none of the investigations has been resolved, according to a police spokesman. Other ongoing reviews are related to the seizure of former commanders’ computers amid De Sousa’s takeover, and his predecessor’s decision to discontinue the use of plainclothes units. The day Mayor Catherine Pugh fired former Commissioner Kevin Davis and appointed De Sousa to lead the department, De Sousa ordered at least […]

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