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Baltimore Police commissioner search down to one candidate, Mayor Pugh says

Baltimore Police commissioner search down to one candidate, Mayor Pugh says

The search for Baltimore’s next police commissioner is down to one candidate, Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday.

Pugh’s team is completing a background check on one final commissioner candidate, she said in an interview Wednesday at a media event to present construction updates at Broadway Market. She said the candidate’s name would be announced “shortly,” but declined to give a timeline.

“I don’t want to put a date on it because I just want to make sure … we turn him upside down and inside out,” she said.

Pugh originally planned to announce her pick for the top police spot by Oct. 31 — a date that

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