Greg Suhr resigned under pressure from the city's mayor and ongoing protests over fatal shootings and racist texts within his department.
Police arrested more than a dozen protesters who for several hours overnight occupied Baltimore City Hall as officials gathered to vote for the permanent appointment of the city's interim police chief, Kevin Davis.
Baltimore’s mayor said the settlement, which will be submitted for a final vote of approval on Wednesday, is not an admission of liability by the city.
Top cops like New York’s Bill Bratton command hefty salaries when they move to new cities, but many communities are now clamoring for more control of their police departments.
A history of allegations of police brutality and harassment in poor, black Baltimore neighborhoods was the powder keg that exploded into city riots over Freddie Gray's death.
After peaceful demonstrations and marches early in the day, waves of violence and looting shook the city as hundreds of police in riot gear clashed with angry crowds.