Police commissioner downplays concerns of rampant corruption

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Posted: Feb 02, 2018 8:27 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's new police commissioner has downplayed concerns that there might be rampant corruption in the city's police force despite testimony in a criminal trial against Gun Trace Task Force members.

The Baltimore Sun reports Mayor Catherine Pugh introduced police Commissioner Darryl D. De Sousa to the city's delegates and most of its Senators at a Friday meeting.

When De Sousa was asked how he planned to change the police department's culture, he emphasized what has been a frequent refrain from Pugh: "It's very few bad apples that spoil the entire barrel."

Detectives Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor of the gun unit are currently on trial. Six officers have pleaded guilty in the case, and four of them are testifying for the government.