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City Council holding confirmation hearing for Commissioner-Designate De Sousa

Posted at 8:01 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 08:01:18-05

He's been acting as Baltimore's top cop for over a month, and Wednesday is the public's only chance to weigh in on Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa.

The Baltimore City Council is holding a confirmation hearing to decide whether he gets the job permanently.

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There have been some mixed reactions about hiring De Sousa, some have spoken out in favor believing he could help make a difference, while others aren't convinced.

De Sousa has been leading the department for a little more than a month, but a big question for many is whether or not the 30-year-veteran can bring change to the police department.

So far he's spoken about plans to reorganize the department and says he has plans to reduce the violence in the city.

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The hearing will happen at 5 p.m. at city hall on Wednesday. It will be open to the public and will also be televised.