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Joel Fitzgerald

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner nominee Joel Fitzgerald fired from Fort Worth chief job

Former Baltimore Police Commissioner nominee Joel Fitzgerald fired from Fort Worth chief job

Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald — who was nominated in November to be Baltimore’s top cop but withdrew his name less than two months later — was fired Monday amid questions of his “judgment and leadership,” Texas officials announced.

Fitzgerald had been former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s choice to oversee the Baltimore police department but withdrew his name from consideration when he said his son became ill. Fitzgerald remained as the chief in Fort Worth until Monday when City Manager David Cooke announced Fitzgerald’s...

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