Well, that didn’t last long.
The crime-ridden hellhole of Baltimore just took another body blow as it was announced that the city’s new police commissioner Darryl De Sousa has resigned after a mere 76 days on the job. It was only a few months ago that SJW Mayor Catherine Pugh proudly announced her hand-picked top cop who would be tasked with getting a handle on the city’s horrific crime problem after setting a record for murders per capita in 2017.
De Sousa’s short tenure was already off to a rough start when in April he was booed during a hip-hop concert where he showed up to apologize for 200 years of policing. It was an early indication of weakness while showing exactly why the race-obsessed Pugh tabbed him in the first place.
His downfall was as stupid as it was embarrassing to the liberal Democrats who have run the city (into the ground) and who all have a good amount of egg dripping from their faces for not doing a thorough job of screening De Sousa.
My statement: pic.twitter.com/1DCD2v4dFF
— Darryl De Sousa (@Darryl_De_Sousa) May 10, 2018
He failed to file his taxes for three years in a row and consequently, was facing federal charges. It isn’t a good sign when the head honcho whose job is enforcing the law turns out to be a lawbreaker.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa has resigned and a national search has been launched to find his replacement, the mayor's office announced. https://t.co/sf5IqGOhho
— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) May 15, 2018
Via The Baltimore Sun “Baltimore Police Commissioner De Sousa resigns amid federal tax charges”:
Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned Tuesday amid a growing federal investigation into his personal finances and other private and professional affairs, prompting Mayor Catherine E. Pugh to announce a national search for his replacement just days after she expressed continued confidence in him.
De Sousa’s departure — after 30 years in the department and less than four months at its helm — comes amid revelations that the federal prosecutors who charged him last week with failing to file federal tax returns are probing deeper into his past. They have issued subpoenas to the city’s finance and police departments for a decade’s worth of information about his pay, travel, secondary jobs, taxes and internal affairs files, among other things.
De Sousa could not be reached for comment Tuesday, and one of his attorneys in the tax case declined to comment on his behalf.
Pugh said in a statement Tuesday that she had accepted De Sousa’s resignation and appointed Deputy Commissioner Gary Tuggle as interim commissioner.
My statement on the resignation of Commissioner De Sousa pic.twitter.com/RwAbO6GUZT
— Mayor Catherine Pugh (@MayorPugh50) May 15, 2018
Additional details via Fox News:
Tuesday also was the deadline federal prosecutors gave the city for producing years of De Sousa’s financial records.
Rising through the Baltimore force’s ranks since the 1980s, De Sousa was the third commissioner in three years and the ninth since 2000. His downfall was a blow to Mayor Catherine Pugh and the City Council, which nearly unanimously authorized his promotion in February.
“Law enforcement needs to follow the law. It is critically important that the citizens of Baltimore have complete faith in their police department. I am deeply disappointed by Mr. De Sousa’s actions that leave us in this place,” City Councilman Zeke Cohen said.
Pugh had portrayed her choice of the veteran police commander as the right person to lead the force as the violent crime rate continued to soar. She said his resignation in shouldn’t derail the department’s recent successes, and she’s already begun a national search to find his successor.
The city is now looking for its fourth police commissioner in 3 years and with the Baltimore in such disarray under Mayor
Puke Pugh, who would really want the job?