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Fort Worth Texas Police Chief reportedly next Baltimore Police Commissioner

Posted: 4:34 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 16:35:52-05

The Fort Worth Texas Police Chief is reportedly coming to Baltimore to serve as the city's new Police Commissioner, according to WFAA-TV in Fort Worth.

Joel Fitzgerald will become the city's next top cop, a story that was reported earlier this fall but refuted at the time by Mayor Catherine Pugh.

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Fitzgerald would become the fourth person to fill the role in Baltimore in the past year, as  Kevin Davis  began 2018 as the commissioner but was  dismissed by Pugh  in the face of frustrating crime trends. Daryl DeSousa took the position next, but  when charges were brought against him for failing to pay income tax he resigned in April . Former Baltimore Police Detective and DEA Agent Garry Tuggle took the Interim Commissioner position, saying he was interested in the permanent job, but amid recent turmoil in the department  Tuggle pulled his name from the running .

We will continue to update this story.