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Joel Fitzgerald

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

A viral video of a white Fort Worth police officer forcefully arresting a black woman and her daughters in December has put a spotlight on the city's police chief, Joel Fitzgerald. As the investigation is beginning to wrap up, many are waiting to see how he handles the fallout.

New Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald Says He Can Handle A Big City

Oct 22, 2015
Christopher Connelly / KERA News

In Fort Worth, Joel Fitzgerald is wrapping up his debut week as police chief. He’s the first African-American to hold the job, and says he's ready for what's ahead. 

Fort Worth's New Top Cop Brings Legacy Of Change

Oct 19, 2015
Christopher Connelly/KERA

Fort Worth’s new police chief started work Monday. Joel Fitzgerald became the city’s first African-American in that job. He’s talked about bringing big changes and a focus on community-oriented policing, a legacy he’s left at the other two cities where he’s served as chief, according to city officials and people who worked with him and speak highly of his abilities.

Fort Worth's New Top Cop Pledges Inclusion, Engagement

Sep 28, 2015
Christopher Connelly/KERA

Fort Worth’s new top cop made his first public appearance in Texas since taking the job. Standing in front of City Hall, he made it clear that he wants to change the police department.

Fort Worth Makes History, Names Its First Black Police Chief

Sep 23, 2015
Christopher Connelly / KERA News

Fort Worth has chosen a new police chief: Joel Fitzgerald, who's spent the last two years as top cop in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He'll be Fort Worth's first African-American chief. That's a description he's used to.