FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – There have been multiple reports today that Fort Worth police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is leaving the department, headed to Baltimore to be the new commissioner.
CBS 11 News contacted the Fort Worth Mayor’s Office and was told they too had heard Fitzgerald was offered the job with the Baltimore Police Department, but had not heard from the Chief himself that he was leaving.READ MORE: Allergy Sufferers, Get Ready; Pollen Count Expected To Jump As We Approach The Weekend
When asked if city officials would be making some kind of announcement city spokeswoman Michelle Gutt told CBS 11 News, “Not sure right now. We will keep you posted.”READ MORE: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
The Baltimore Sun newspaper is reporting Fitzgerald is a top candidate for the commissioner’s position and the city’s mayor, Catherine E. Pugh, only said they are still vetting candidates.MORE NEWS: Major League Baseball Plunged Into First Contract Related 'Lockout' In Quarter-Century
Fitzgerald has been with FWPD since 2015 and is the first African-American to head the department.