Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday she is hiring federal Judge Andre M. Davis to be the city's top lawyer.
Davis, a senior judge on the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, will become Baltimore's city solicitor starting Sept. 1, the mayor said. Among his most pressing tasks will be representing the city as it reforms the police department under a federal court-enforced consent decree with the Department of Justice.
"He brings a wealth of legal knowledge and experience to this position," Pugh said. "Baltimore is very fortunate. He has a great track record. He has distinguished himself throughout his career."
Acting City Solicitor...