Tag: Joel Fitzgerald

As reactions pour in on Fitzgerald’s withdrawal from BPD job, Pugh cancels presser

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Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses the media on July 25. Screengrab via Facebook Live.

Shortly after word arrived Monday that Joel Fitzgerald had withdrawn from the running to become Baltimore’s next police commissioner, Mayor Catherine Pugh said she would be “communicating further on the process” of picking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.

Joel Fitzgerald withdraws name from Baltimore police commissioner job

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Joel Fitzgerald. Image via the Forth Worth Police Department.

Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has withdrawn his name from consideration to become Baltimore police commissioner, the Fort Worth Police Department tweeted this morning.

Council gears up for hearings on police commissioner nominee Fitzgerald

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Image still from WBAL-TV’s Facebook Live.

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.

Council releases resume packet of commissioner nominee Fitzgerald

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Image still from WBAL-TV’s Facebook Live.

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.

Here’s police commissioner nominee Joel Fitzgerald’s pre-Fort Worth resume from 2015

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A screenshot of the first page of Joel Fitzgerald’s resume from 2015. Via City of Fort Worth.

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.

City Council members will visit Texas to ask around about Pugh’s police commissioner pick

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Joel Fitzgerald. Image via the Forth Worth Police Department.

Next stop in this whole prolonged police commissioner appointment process: Fort Worth, Texas.

Baltimore’s next police commissioner: Joel Fitzgerald, out of Fort Worth, Texas

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Joel Fitzgerald. Image via the Forth Worth Police Department.

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.

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