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Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis On Community Policing and Violent Crime

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Two days before the end of July, Baltimore has recorded 39 homicides so far this month, almost as many as the 42 murders in May, which was the highest monthly count in 25 years. There have been a dozen killings in just the last week

Three weeks ago today Kevin Davis was promoted from deputy to interim commissioner, when Mayor Rawlings Blake fired Commissioner Anthony Batts. Interim Commissioner Davis has set up what he calls a “war room” to coordinate the fight against crime. He has asked rank and file to email him their ideas about how to reorganize the police department. And he’s said he’d like to see the “interim” erased from his title. Interim Commissioner Davis is with Sheilah to address such questions in a special extended segment. 

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.