Early bird tickets for Baltimore’s BEST party on sale now!

Anthony Barksdale

Ganesha Martin, police department's former consent decree chief, hired as director of mayor's criminal justice office

Ganesha Martin, police department's former consent decree chief, hired as director of mayor's criminal justice office

Ganesha Martin, an attorney who spearheaded the Baltimore Police Department’s consent decree compliance efforts before quitting last year, has been rehired by the city to serve as one of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s top advisers on criminal justice issues.

Martin will serve as director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, Pugh confirmed Thursday. In that role, Martin will help coordinate criminal justice initiatives and policy, act as a liaison with state law enforcement, and oversee 18 employees and $14.5 million in public safety grants for the city.

Martin, 41, who in the past year has worked as a consultant on consent decrees in other cities, said she is excited to get back...

59°