After Burst of Killings and Violence Baltimore Police Officers Put on 12-Hour Shifts Effective Immediately

After six people were killed and two others wounded in a spate of shootings in Baltimore Monday night into Tuesday morning, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis announced a week-long initiative to deploy more officers on the streets.

Effective immediately, all patrol officers and detectives will be required to work 12-hour shifts, rather than their standard 10-hour shifts, and every sworn officer in the department capable of being deployed will be on the street, Davis said Tuesday afternoon.

“There will be a visible, overt presence,” he said.

Less than an hour after his announcement, officers were called to the scene of a quadruple shooting in the 3300 block of Ayrdale Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, where four men — ages 19, 20, 23 and 55 — were wounded, police said.