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Darryl Strange, pictured with Baltimore’s mayor, Catherine Pugh, was a city police officer between 2006 and 2011.

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A former Baltimore police officer employed by the mayor and the speaker resigned from the position Wednesday, hours after he was introduced officially, to reporters in city hall.

Darryl Strange, resigned after the Baltimore Sun newspaper asked three actions during his five-year tenure on the city police.

Baltimore mayor, Catherine Pugh said in a statement that she had accepted a Strange resignation, and claimed he was still checked when they announced his hiring on Wednesday.

“As for anyone who applies for work in the city hall, and especially in a senior role, there is an extensive vetting process that takes time to complete,” Pugh said in the statement, according to the sun. “This process was still in progress, for Lord Strange, who worked as a senior communications officer in the government, began in the Department of communication here at the town hall, last Monday.”

“I am grateful to serve as the mayor for the opportunity to, as her press Secretary,” Strange, the Sun wrote in an E-Mail moments before his resignation was announced. “At this time I don’t want to be a distraction to the administration, and I have this conversation with the mayor. I will never regret I spent in the police.”

The Sun reported that the lawsuits cost the taxpayers around $80,000. A lawsuit accused of Strange misconduct stop during 2008, but was released later.

In the same year, a city judge $12,000 awarded to a woman who claims Strange crashed his squad car into her vehicle, but the woman fell later, their claim against Strange, when the judge ordered the city to pay the money.

In 2010, Baltimore’s spending Board $approved 67,500 settlement for the owner of a check-cashing store, claimed, Strange and another officer had unjustly arrested him.

According to the sun, Strange left the police in may 2011, and a spokesman for Maryland’s social services agency in Baltimore.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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