De Sousa decentralizing Baltimore police citywide shooting, robbery units, sending 80 detectives back to districts

Acting Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa is decentralizing the two units that investigate shootings and robberies citywide, returning about 80 detectives from headquarters to the city’s nine district stations. De Sousa made brief mention of the move during a news conference late last week touching on a range of changes and new command staff appointments. The department said this week that the move would be made over time. “It is an ongoing process and it will be phased in,” said T.J. Smith, a police spokesman. (Balt. Sun)

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