Shortly after word arrived Monday that Joel Fitzgerald had withdrawn from the running to become Baltimore’s next police commissioner, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she would be “communicating further on the process” of picking someone. But that communication won’t be happening today.
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Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has withdrawn his name from consideration to become Baltimore police commissioner, the Fort Worth Police Department tweeted this morning.
To start the new year, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young released transcripts from a council delegation’s interviews with Fort Worth lawmakers, police brass and community members on Joel Fitzgerald, the Texas city’s police chief who now seeks to lead the police department in Baltimore.
Saying it was in “the interest of transparency,” City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Councilman Robert Stokes (D-12th District), chairman of the Executive Appointments Committee, released the resume packet for Joel Fitzgerald, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s nominee for commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department.
You can read it here.
While Mayor Catherine Pugh’s nominee for Baltimore Police Commissioner has declined to release his resume to members of the Baltimore City Council and the public, a copy of an earlier six-plus-page C.V. has surfaced online, courtesy of the City of Fort Worth and some digging from Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton.
Next stop in this whole prolonged police commissioner appointment process: Fort Worth, Texas.
The rumors were true, it turns out: Baltimore’s next police commissioner will be Joel Fitzgerald, who most recently served as the chief of the Fort Worth Police Department in Texas.