WHO WILL LEAD BPD? City Council reveals details on its Texas trip


    WHO WILL LEAD BPD? City Council reveals details on its Texas trip

    BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Baltimore’s city council traveled to Fort Worth, Texas, to learn if Joel Fitzgerald has what it takes to become the city’s next police commissioner.

    This morning, Council President Jack Young released a report on the trip via Twitter.

    Its 200 pages contains transcripts of interviews council members conducted with civil rights leaders, police officers, supporters, and critics.

    Roy Hudson, former president of the Fort Worth Black Law Enforcement Association, said: “Since Fitzgerald’s arrival, I can safely say the relationships between the community and police [have] definitely improved.”

    A police officer, Vance Keyes, who was demoted by Fitzgerald said to council members: “The morale on the police department is the lowest I’ve seen in 18 years.”

    Councilman Brandon Scott was one of four members on the trip. Despite the three days of meetings, Scott says he has yet to see Fitzgerald is capable of being the big city crime fighter, and reformer, the Baltimore police department needs.

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