High-ranking Baltimore Police commander resigns

Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 19:16:35-04

A commander has resigned from the Baltimore Police Department. 

Spokesperson, Chief T.J. Smith confirmed effective Thursday, Colonel Perry Standfield is no longer with the department.

Multiple reports surfaced of a 'Be On The Look Out' (BOLO) posted throughout the city and and on departmental buildings, instructing staff to bar Standfield from entering the property unless properly escorted.

According to Smith, the BOLO was "disseminated erroneously" and stressed the situation was an internal personnel matter and not a criminal one.

Smith went on to explain "when a person separates from the agency abruptly, it is incumbent upon the employer to ensure internal members know that as that person no longer has free range in the building. Effectively, you no longer have permission to be in parts of the building reserved for active members of the agency."

Standfield is the latest of multiple high-ranking commanders to exit the department, as Mayor Catherine Pugh winds down her search for the agency's next Commissioner.