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New Baltimore Police Chief Confirmed

October 20, 2015  | 

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Amid protests by youth activists, the Baltimore City Council voted overwhelmingly to confirm Kevin Davis as the city’s new police chief Monday night, reports Baltimore Magazine.

Davis, a former deputy to past commissioner Anthony Batts, had previously served as chief of police in Anne Arundel County and assistant police chief in Prince George's County. He has been working as interim commissioner since Batts was fired on July 8 by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Davis earned degrees Towson University and Johns Hopkins University after graduating from DeMatha High School.

Only Councilman Carl Stokes, who has announced that he is running to replace Rawlings-Blake, who will not seek re-election, and Councilman Nick Mosby, who has indicated that he’s considering a bid for mayor, voted against Davis’ confirmation. Both have raised issue with the $150,000 severance package that Rawlings-Blake has said she will offer Davis, whose tenure will include employment under a new mayor after next year’s election.

The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3, "the voice of the active and retired officers of the Baltimore City Police Department," immediately tweeted their support for Davis last night.

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Bob peterson @ 10/20/2015 5:08 PM

Was Davis the best candidate or was he voted in because he was white. We don't vote people in just because of color, oh wait...we do. Because he is white I would probably say he was the best candidate. May the best candidate for a job be selected for his or her credentials not color. Great job Baltimore.

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