City Council Confirms Michael Harrison as Baltimore City Police Commissioner

The Baltimore City Council voted unanimously to confirm former New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison as the new Baltimore City Police Commissioner. Harrison has been serving as the acting police commissioner since February 11, 2019.

The Baltimore Sun reports on Harrison’s statement following the confirmation:

“I expect a long and productive relationship with the City Council and am looking forward to working together to achieve our goals of reforming the Baltimore Police Department, reducing crime and rebuilding trust with the community,” he said in a statement.

Harrison has said he is excited to start pushing through the reforms as outlined in the city’s consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, as he did with a consent decree he oversaw as the superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department before coming to Baltimore.

Mayor Pugh also expressed support for the new commissioner in a statement and in a series of tweets. Harrison will be sworn in by the Mayor at City Hall on Tuesday morning.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.