Texas Supreme Court Again Denies City Of Fort Worth's Request To Review Decisions To Fire Former Police Chief Joel FitzgeraldFor a second time, the Texas Supreme Court has denied a request from the city of Fort Worth to review lower court decisions over the city’s firing of former police chief Joel Fitzgerald.
Judge Rules Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald's Firing Should Be 'Honorable' DischargeIt was a win in the courts for former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald nearly a year after he was fired from the department.
Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald To Become Top Cop In Waterloo, IowaThe City of Waterloo said Fitzgerald will be the city's first African American Chief of Police once his position is ratified by the city council next Monday.
Joel Fitzgerald Takes Job In Philadelphia As He Continues To Fight For Fort Worth Police Chief Job BackFormer Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald has taken a job in Philadelphia as he waits for a trial to get his chief job back.
Fort Worth Activists Frustrated With Hiring Of Police Chief Ed Kraus Without National SearchMany community members are frustrated by the hiring of Ed Kraus as the new Fort Worth police chief because the city didn’t conduct a national search, or even consider any other internal candidates for the role.
Ed Kraus Formally Named New Fort Worth Police ChiefThe new police chief said he’s humbled by the confidence city leadership has shown in him while he took over the role in May, when former chief Joel Fitzgerald was fired.
Interim Chief Ed Kraus Named New Fort Worth Police ChiefKraus took over less than 24 hours after Joel Fitzgerald was fired back in May.
Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald Loses Fight To Keep Old Job From Being FilledFitzgerald said the judge's criticism of the city was a step in the right direction and he plans to continue pursuing his lawsuit.
Fort Worth City Leaders Defend Decision To Fire Police ChiefDuring a break in testimony Wednesday in Dallas civil court, fired Fort Worth police chief Joel Fitzgerald caught sight of his former city managers and city attorneys conferring.
Injunction Hearing Continues For Fired Fort Worth Police Chief Joel FitzgeraldFitzgerald is seeking the injunction as he pursues a lawsuit contending he was fired in May primarily as a result of investigating and reporting security violations of the city’s management of the criminal justice information system.
Joel Fitzgerald's Attorney Says If Former Police Chief Had Been Reinstated 'Atatiana Probably Would Be Alive'One day after a Fort Worth police officer fatally shot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her own home, an attorney representing former police chief Joel Fitzgerald said if he had been reinstated "Atatiana probably would be alive today."
Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald Breaks Silence About Being Fired & Fighting To Win Back Job“I gave blood, sweat and tears for that job. So I’m fighting for the folks here,” Fitzgerald said.
Judge Prevents City Of Fort Worth From Hiring New Police Chief For 14 DaysA judge has placed a temporary restraining order on the city of Fort Worth for 14 days, which means the city cannot hire a new chief for 14 days.
Texas Workforce Commission Finds 'No Evidence' Fired Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald Was Guilty Of MisconductThe Texas Work Force Commission announced its decision that “[t]here was no evidence” that former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel F. Fitzgerald “was guilty of work connected misconduct.”
Former Fort Worth Police Chief Believes Corruption, Racial Discrimination Played Part In His FiringIn an appeal to the state for denying him unemployment benefits, former Fort Worth police chief Joel Fitzgerald provided further details on why he believes whistle blowing on corruption, and racial discrimination played into the decision to fire him.