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Fort Worth Texas Police Department

A month ago today, it was leaked that Fort Worth Texas Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald would be the next Baltimore Police Commissioner. That leak was supplemented by comments from Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price. Price told her local media that it appeared that Fitzgerald had accepted the Baltimore commissioner’s job and would be leaving Fort Worth. Mayor Catherine Pugh quickly plugged that leak, saying no selection had been made and that the process was still ongoing.


The public is invited to be a part of a conversation about the challenges black female athletes face in sports. Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication along with ESPN’s 'The Undefeated', will present a discussion about discrimination based on race and sex in sports. 

The Kerner +50 symposium will host speakers and community members from Morgan State University, Brigham Young University, and West Virginia University to address the challenges and opportunities 50 years after the Kerner Commission report. This distinguished event will be held across three schools of journalism separated by race, religion and geography, but united in a shared commitment to bridging our divides. If you cannot join us in-person, please view our livestream here.

Ft. Worth, TX Police Department

Earlier reports that Dr. Joel Fitzgerald was leaving his post to become Baltimore City's next police commissioner may have been "taken out of context." That, from the office of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

Fort Worth Texas Police Department

Multiple media outlets in Fort Worth are reporting Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is leaving that post and is headed to Baltimore to take over as police commissioner. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, confirmed the move Friday morning.