The Baltimore Police Department is under federal corruption investigations into nine of its officers, its police commissioner was fired last week, and now two other top cops have resigned.
Mayor Catherine Pugh’s firing of former-Commissioner Kevin Davis came after roughly a year of racketeering and evidence-planting investigations into various Baltimore Police Department (BPD) officers. Davis’ Friday firing was quickly followed by resignations from two of his top deputies on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner Jason Johnson and Chief Ganesha Martin, the head of the Department of Justice Compliance, Accountability and External Affairs Division, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Remaining administrators have assured, however, the losses will not affect BPD’s ability to enact federally mandated reforms.
“The change in administrative personnel has no bearing on our commitment to the reforms that are being implemented by the monitor or on our responsiveness to the consent decree,” police spokesman T.J. Smith told reporters.