City’s police chief pick wants to be ‘part of the healing’
Fitzgerald says he’ll make long-term commitment to job
In a flourish of bureaucratic understatement, the ad seeking candidates to become Baltimore’s next police commissioner described the job as “a challenging position.”
But Joel Fitzgerald, the Fort Worth police chief named as Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick to lead the Baltimore department, said he wasn’t put off by the honest description of the work ahead.
Knowing the city’s recent history — the 2015 death of Freddie Gray of injuries suffered in police custody, a resulting court-backed civil rights reform plan, the Gun Trace Task Force corruption scandal and escalating violence that has yet to ebb — Fitzgerald said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that he thought most chiefs “would jump at the chance to be part of the healing.” See FITZGERALD, page 12 bridge real estate 6 lottery news 3 puzzles comics section, real estate 6 horoscopes news 31 obituaries news 32 opinion news 34 tonight on tv comics section classified sports 11