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New director picked to lead Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement

Posted: 4:40 PM, Nov 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-09 21:40:18Z

A new director will head the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Solicitor Andre M. Davis announced Friday.

Darnell Ingram begins in the role Monday, Nov. 13. He takes over from Jill P. Carter. In his new role, Ingram will administer the programs and manage staff across the OCRWE's four entities:

  • The Community Relations Commission that investigates claims of discrimination
  • The Civilian Review Board that investigates claims of police misconduct and makes recommendations to the Police Commissioner
  • The Wage Commission that investigates violations and enforcement of prevailing wage laws
  • The Commission of Disabilities that enforces compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws related to public access.

He is a Baltimore resident who had previously worked as an engineer and an attorney, including a stint as the assistant State's Attorney in Tampa, Fla. and an attorney advisor in the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Ingram is a member of the Steward Board of Bethel A.M.E. Church.

A graduate of the University of South Florida, Ingram earned a degree in systems engineering before earning a law degree from the Stetson College of Law in St. Petersburg, Fla.