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Baltimore City Council members see 'heavily redacted' background report on mayor's police commissioner nominee

Baltimore City Council members see 'heavily redacted' background report on mayor's police commissioner nominee

Members of the Baltimore City Council have been allowed to review part of a background check report on police commissioner nominee Joel Fitzgerald, but two of those who have seen it described the document Wednesday as “heavily redacted.”

Councilman Ryan Dorsey is one of four members of the council who have publicly said they cannot support Fitzgerald without seeing extensive information about his background. He reviewed a version of the report with City Solicitor Andre Davis on Tuesday, but came away disappointed.

“This in no ways satisfies any interest in transparency,” Dorsey said. “There is essentially nothing of value to be gleaned from it.”

The city hired a firm...

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