Baltimore entered a new policing era Monday night, as the City Council gave final confirmation to a new top cop.
Michael Harrison, the city’s first permanent police commissioner in 10 months, received unanimous support from the council. He also received a complex mission — to drive down historically high rates of violent crime while reforming a dysfunctional department — and a significant amount of power to reach those goals.
Harrison, 49, will make $275,000 in his first year. He has been serving in an