Catherine Pugh

As Baltimore City Council members leave for Fort Worth this week, what will they learn about Joel Fitzgerald?

As Baltimore City Council members leave for Fort Worth this week, what will they learn about Joel Fitzgerald?

Baltimore City Council members are in Fort Worth, Texas, this week to learn more about its police chief, Joel Fitzgerald, who is Mayor Catherine Pugh’s pick to be the city’s next police commissioner.

The council members might encounter critics who say Fitzgerald has exacerbated tensions between cops and the community, but also supporters who say he has helped bring about cultural change in the department.

“I’m a believer in the cultural shift he is making here in Fort Worth,” said the Rev. Dr. Kyev Tatum, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Fort Worth. He said he and other community leaders have expressed their support for Fitzgerald to the Fort...

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