Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts fired

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Posted: Jul 08, 2015 4:00 PM

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, the mayor's office said on Wednesday.

Batts will be replaced on an interim basis by Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis, the mayor's office said in a statement.

Batts had headed the department during unrest triggered by the death of Freddie Gray, who died in April from an injury sustained in police custody.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Sandra Maler)