Baltimore Police Commissioner Nominee to Hold Listening Tour Ahead of Confirmation Hearing

    Michael S. Harrison, the outgoing New Orleans police superintendent who has been nominated by Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh (D) to be the city’s new police commissioner, is taking it on the road.

    Harrison will hold several community meetings in Baltimore over the next couple of weeks in advance of the City Council’s Executive Appoints Committee hearing on his nomination on March 4. All of the community meetings are set to run from 7-9 p.m.

    The schedule is as follows:

    • Monday, Feb. 11, Forest Park High School, 3701 El Dorado Ave.
    • Tuesday, Feb. 12, Dorothy I. Height Elementary School, 2011 Linden Ave.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 13, Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School, 801 Bridgeview Rd.
    • Thursday, Feb. 14, Fort Worthington Elementary/Middle School, 2710 E. Hoffman St.
    • Friday, Feb. 15, Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway
    • Tuesday, Feb. 19, Wildwood Elementary/Middle School, 621 Wildwood Parkway
    • Wednesday, Feb. 20, Patterson Park Public Charter School, 27 N. Lakewood Ave.
    • Thursday, Feb. 21, Poly-Western High School, 4600 Falls Rd.
    • Friday, Feb. 22, Morgenthaler Vocational Technical High School, 3500 Hillen Rd.

    Pugh’s office said Spanish language interpreters would be available at the gatherings on Feb. 11, 21 and 22.

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