Baltimore Police Commissioner Departing After 4 Years; Led Department Through Court-Ordered Reforms
BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael S. Harrison is stepping down after four years in the role.
Harrisons departure was announced Thursday morning at a news conference held on short notice at City Hall.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said Deputy Commissioner Richard Worley, a longtime veteran of the force, will be acting commissioner.
During a police department budget hearing earlier this week, Harrison denied to Baltimore City Council members that he was seeking a position in Washington, D.C. But he hedged when asked whether he would stay in Baltimore through the end of his contract.