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There's been a hue and cry in Baltimore about the soaring gun violence. Much of the frustration is directed toward the cops.
But the city's police commissioner says - don't blame us. It's the revolving door at the courthouse that's to blame.
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Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says the department decided to track cases of people arrested on gun charges. What they found was that in 60 percent of the cases the person charged was given a suspended sentence
"Maybe there would be a fear of arrest or there would be a fear of a prosecution if in fact a guilty verdict resulted in a consequence," Davis says.
The commissioner adds that the criminals are well aware that it's unlikely they'll actually see prison time.
"They know that if they're caught, nothing's going to happen to 'em."
Baltimore cops were put on 12 hour shifts this week in response to a flurry of killings in the city,