Police Commissioner Davis Says Special Deployments Helped Stall Violence

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the special week-long deployment of more police officers showed that “when we have police officers in uniform on the streets of Baltimore, it does have an impact on the violence.”

The deployments — ordered in response to six killings in less than 24 hours early last week — required all patrol officers to work 12-hour shifts, instead of their standard 10-hour shifts, and sent officers who don’t regularly work patrol out onto the street.

Shortly after Davis announced the initiative, four people were shot in a quadruple shooting. But after that, the pace of shootings stalled.


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