- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) - Two high-ranking Baltimore police officials who were in charge of instituting reforms have resigned.

The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the resignations follow Mayor Catherine Pugh’s firing of Police Commissioner Kevin Davis last week.

Deputy Commissioner Jason Johnson led the Strategic Services Bureau, which oversaw reforms in the areas including professional accountability, training and technology. Chief Ganesha Martin led the Department of Justice Compliance, Accountability and External Affairs Division. It servs as a key role implementing the city’s consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

The decree mandates sweeping reforms after a Justice Department report outlined widespread abuse and misconduct in the department.

Darryl DeSousa, the incoming police commissioner, said in a statement that he accepted their resignations with gratitude and is defining a new organizational structure.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com

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