Balt. Chief Back After Domestic Violence Probe


Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Clark is back on the job after an investigation found assault allegations against him unsubstantiated, reports the Baltimore Sun. For two weeks, officials from another county investigated a May 15 domestic dispute between Clark and his fiancee, Blanca Gerena. Mayor Martin O’Malley declined to make public the investigative report. Summarizing the findings, O’Malley said, “In short, the Commissioner and Ms. Gerena were involved in a domestic dispute, but there was no assault. I am confident this matter is now resolved.”

Clark, 48, temporarily stepped aside as commissioner shortly after the May 15 dispute. The couple, who have been together for 14 years and have a 4-year-old son, have acknowledged the argument. Police became involved shortly before 4 a.m. that Saturday, when Gerena walked out of their apartment and asked police officers stationed in their car outside whether she could use a phone. Uniformed officers are posted outside Clark’s home for security. The officers asked Gerena, 40, whether she was all right. Both of them reported hearing her say in broken English, “He assault me.” Neither reported any sign of injury.


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