After months of being the top cop, Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle announced he no longer wants to be considered for the permanent position.
Five months ago Tuggle was appointed into the temporary position after Darryl De Sousa, the previous commissioner, was caught not filing his taxes.
On Tuesday during a quarterly update hearing on the Consent Decree, Tuggle announced he is removing himself from consideration, even though he had expressed he wanted the position permanently in the past.
Judge James Bredar who oversees #Baltimore Consent Decree thanks Interim @BaltimorePolice Commissioner Gary Tuggle for his role leading the BPD despite him removing himself from consideration this morning. Tuggle says he will be an available resource for his successor. @WMAR2News
— Brian Kuebler (@BrianKuebler_) October 9, 2018
Tuggle said he told Mayor Pugh about his decision this week and said the next person who has the job needs at least five years to do the job right. He said he couldn't commit to the job because of personal reasons.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says she will make her pick for the top cop by the end of October, but has not released any more details about front-runners.