Maybe the Mayor should also get canned for giving the rioters room to destroy.
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat, has fired the city’s police commissioner, Anthony Batts, more than two months after rioting occurred throughout the city following the death of Freddie Gray. Batts will be replaced by deputy commissioner Kevin Davis.
Although the statement does not give a specific reason for Batts’ removal, the news comes on the same day The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) released its “After Action Review,” a 32-page document which argues the riots were “preventable,” The Baltimore Sun reported.
“Of those officers who were present, and with whom the After Action Review Committee spoke, each reported being given direct orders from Commissioner Batts and command staff members not to engage any protestors. Officers were ordered to allow the protestors room to destroy and allow the destruction of property so that the rioters would appear to be the aggressors,” the report said.
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