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Baltimore police commissioner nominee's resume also mischaracterizes parts of tenure as Allentown police chief

Baltimore police commissioner nominee's resume also mischaracterizes parts of tenure as Allentown police chief

In addition to overstating some of his achievements as Fort Worth police chief, the resume of Baltimore police commissioner candidate Joel Fitzgerald mischaracterizes aspects of his time leading the Allentown, Pa., department.

Fitzgerald was police chief in Allentown from December 2013 until October 2015. Of his time there, he mischaracterized the timing of when the city’s body camera program was implemented and his role in the accreditation process. Fitzgerald’s resume also states that he expanded the city’s 911 dispatch center during a period when the number of dispatchers was reduced.

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