As Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigned Tuesday morning, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill into law that will launch a new investigation into whether senior officials in the agency knew of recent corruption scandals before they went public.
The new law establishes a commission with subpoena power to probe potential misconduct in the Baltimore Police Department that may have been connected to convictions of eight members of the Gun Trace Task Force on federal corruption charges.
During the federal trial of two of the task force officers earlier this year, prosecutors described the elite police squad as acting as “both cops and robbers” who used their power to steal large sums of money from residents.
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