And that’s the problem Mr. Fitzgerald and Ms. Pugh now confront if they want to see him confirmed as Baltimore’s next police commissioner, much less succeed in the job. Mr. Fitzgerald may have won Mayor Pugh over during her search, but he has not won over the City Council or Baltimore residents. He had no base of supporters in the council hearing because he has not been here to develop them. Indeed, one of the three people who testified in favor of him wasn’t a Baltimorean but a former colleague of Mr. Fitzgerald’s from the Philadelphia police department who drove down from Delaware to sing his praises. The man, Anthony Floyd Jr., knows Mr. Fitzgerald well and thinks highly of him. Maybe if we knew him, we would too.