SRB fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced this afternoon she had "decided to replace" Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, effective immediately.

Deputy Commissioner Kevin Davis, the former head of the Anne Arundel County police force, will take over as interim commissioner.

The move comes hours after the police union released its "After Action Report," which was highly critical of Batts.

Rawlings-Blake and Davis are holding a press conference at City Hall at 4:15 p.m. to "discuss the change."

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