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Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael S. Harrison is stepping down; led department through court-ordered reforms

Posted on AllSides June 8th, 2023

Baltimore’s police commissioner is stepping down after four years in the role. Commissioner Michael S. Harrison’s departure was announced Thursday morning at a news conference held on short notice at City Hall. Harrison was appointed commissioner in 2019 and granted a five-year contract, which would have ended in March 2024. He moved to Baltimore from New Orleans, where he led that city’s police department through a reform process similar to the court-ordered changes being implemented in Baltimore. The Baltimore Police Department was placed under a federal consent decree in 2017...

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