Joel Fitzgerald, former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s first choice to become Baltimore’s new police commissioner, was fired Monday as police chief for Fort Worth, Texas.
Fort Worth City Manager David Cooke announced his decision to fire Fort Worth Police Chief on Monday.
Cooke says the change in leadership was necessary for the residents of Fort Worth and the members serving in the police department.
“As the City Manager for the City of Fort Worth, it is my responsibility to make decisions and recommendations in the best interest of this community,” Cooke said. “Today, I’ve made the decision to remove Joel Fitzgerald as the Chief of Police for the Fort Worth Police Department.”
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