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De Sousa appoints former Philly DEA head as deputy police commissioner

Newly appointed Baltimore Police Deputy Commissioner Gary Tuggle. Image via PBS.

A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency division chief who began his career as a cop in Baltimore will be the newest deputy commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department.

Video: Watch Fishbowl Faves, a recap of the most popular Baltimore Fishbowl stories of the month


What do the Gun Trace Task Force, Michelle Obama’s portrait, and Pebbles the emotional support hamster have in common?  They’re all part of February’s Fishbowl Faves, our monthly video round-up of the most popular stories of the month.  Our video collaborator Joey Malinski of ATB Productions hosts from inside the Mt. Washington Tavern.

Melissa Hyatt, top Baltimore Police Department official, appointed VP of security for Hopkins  

Photo via press handout

Col. Melissa Hyatt, a 20-year member of the Baltimore Police Department and a top official just three rungs below Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa, is leaving to head up security for Johns Hopkins University.

Man wanted in 9 robberies at Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts locations around Baltimore

Image via YouTube/Baltimore Police Department

The FBI and city police have released a pair of surveillance videos taken days apart at local  Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts chains in hopes of catching a serial armed robber.

GTTF-Protected Drug Dealers Sentenced to Prison Time, Sold Heroin Tied to Fatal Overdoses in Counties

Momodu Gondo, a former city police officer who helped sell drugs in a heroin ring in. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Two Baltimore men who worked with a corrupt city police officer in the Gun Trace Task Force to sell heroin in North Baltimore have been sentenced to 25 and nearly 16 years in prison.

Pugh Touts Downward-Trending Crime in First 6 Weeks of 2018

Data showing reductions in violent and property crime from Jan. 1-Feb.10. Table via Baltimore Police Department/Mayor’s Office

Mayor Catherine Pugh said the recent spell of zero homicides for 12 days—broken on Tuesday by two murders in Northeast Baltimore—can be attributed to the efforts of the Baltimore Ceasefire campaign and crime-fighting initiatives from Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa.

BPD Drops De Sousa’s Deputy Commissioner Days After Leaked Memo

Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa, flanked by his picks for command staff. Still via Facebook/Baltimore Police Department.

Retired police Maj. Thomas Cassella won’t be joining the Baltimore Police Department’s upper ranks as initially planned.

Regardless of the Verdict, the Gun Trace Task Force Case is Likely Just the Beginning

Former officers Daniel Hersl (left) and Marcus Taylor. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

A gray-haired man and a blonde woman left the courtroom as the prosecution was delivering its final arguments to the jury. The man looked at Det. Daniel Hersl and nodded. The woman appeared to be crying.

Mayor Pugh Clarifies that She Has Been Following the GTTF Case, Says Comments Were ‘Distorted’

Mayor Pugh addresses the media on Feb. 7, 2018. Image via Facebook Live.

Mayor Catherine Pugh said in a statement Wednesday night that she has been following coverage of the ongoing Gun Trace Task Force trial after all, and that comments she made earlier that day during a press briefing at City Hall were “distorted.”

Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Kevin Davis: ‘I’m Impatient. We Need Violence Reduction.’

Newly appointed Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa (left) and former Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. Photos via Baltimore Police Department.

After roughly two and a half years at the helm of the Baltimore Police Department, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has been let go.