BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa is now saying that information about the allegations of Thomas Cassella's race discrimination and misconduct with Baltimore Police Department are "incorrect."
FOX45 discovered the complaints in an internal police memo.
On Friday morning, acting police commissioner Darryl De Sousa was prepared to announce Cassella as a deputy commissioner but he said "a subsequent background check" led him to discover something "that made me slow down that process and... reconsider."
In a statement from Darryl De Sousa, Commissioner-Designate on Saturday:
"The information contained in the personnel memo leaked to the news media last week in reference to Thomas Casella was incorrect. There are no sustained complaints against him involving race, religion, sex, or any other type of discrimination. What occurred to him was completely unfortunate and unfair. We are investigating how incorrect information was provided to me and how that information was publicly disseminated," De Sousa said.