BALTIMORE (AP) — Here today. Gone today.
A former police officer chosen as the Baltimore mayor’s new spokesman resigned from the position the very same day he was introduced to reporters at City Hall.
Darryl Strange had just posed for photographs Wednesday with Mayor Catherine Pugh, who touted her new spokesman’s background as an ex-policeman and a “very proud resident.”
But Strange abruptly resigned hours later after The Baltimore Sun inquired about three lawsuits during his tenure on the force that cost taxpayers roughly $80,000. One lawsuit included an allegation of wrongdoing during a traffic stop. In an interview, Strange told the newspaper he never admitted to any wrongdoing.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor WATCH
- Trump says 'hard to imagine' Kavanaugh guilty of allegation WATCH
- Who is Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of court nominee Kavanaugh?
- A surgeon, who was a 'Bachelor of the Year' and reality TV-show date, is accused of drugging, raping women
- Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019, report says
The mayor told the paper that Strange was still being vetted when she introduced him.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com