Just months after he was appointed Baltimore police commissioner, Darryl De Sousa resigned following charges that he had failed to file federal taxes for three years, WJZ-TV reported.
Last week, De Sousa was charged for not filing taxes in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said it felt “very strongly” that De Sousa needed to resign his post, but Mayor Catherine Pugh said she still had “full confidence” in him as commissioner.
“I own the selection of Darryl De Sousa for Baltimore City, but I don’t control people’s personal lives,” Pugh said.
De Sousa, who worked for the Baltimore Police Department for 30 years, was named commissioner in January after the previous commissioner was fired.