Mayor Catherine Pugh said her administration will announce the hire of a new city inspector general “very soon” to fill the long-vacant internal watchdog position.
Pugh and city solicitor Andre M. Davis have screened and interviewed several candidates, Pugh said Wednesday, and a new inspector general is expected to be named early in the new year.
The position has been filled on an interim basis by Stephen J. Lesniewski since September 2016, when former inspector general Robert H. Pearre Jr. resigned.
“We need an office of inspector general both to uncover fraud, waste and abuse and, equally important, to deter” it, Davis said. “The likelihood of honesty and integrity...