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Baltimore considering extending contract, boosting pay for consultant to find police candidates

Baltimore considering extending contract, boosting pay for consultant to find police candidates

Baltimore’s spending board on Wednesday will consider a contract extension and pay raise — to $100,000 a year — for Tyrone Powers, a former FBI agent and consultant to Mayor Catherine Pugh who the city uses to help identify potential police hires.

The Board of Estimates first approved a $90,000 contract between Powers and the Mayor’s Office of African American Male Engagement in July 2018. On its agenda for Wednesday is a proposal to extend that contract for two more years, paying Powers $95,000 the first year and $100,000 the second.

Powers’ tasks, according to the agenda, include “identifying and developing individuals interested in careers in law enforcement, criminal...

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