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Council releases background interviews on Mr. Michael Harrison


BALTIMORE, MD - Beginning in late January, and over the course of several days, a two-person delegation of members of the Baltimore City Council spent nearly 11 complete hours conducting background interviews with roughly 23 individuals in New Orleans and remotely via telephone.


The purpose of the delegation’s trip to New Orleans and subsequent interviews was to inform the Baltimore City Council as it prepares to conduct a confirmation hearing for Mr. Michael Harrison, Mayor Catherine Pugh's nominee to lead the Baltimore City Police Department.


What follows are firsthand accounts gathered from subjects who’ve encountered Mr. Harrison during his time as Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department.


A licensed court reporter was used to create transcripts of meetings with elected officials and community leaders. The transcript appears in its original format and provides an unedited account of dialogue during interviews conducted in New Orleans. In order to preserve the authenticity of the transcripts produced by the court reporter, we have refrained from editing those sections.


The interviews that were conducted by phone were transcribed by staff to the Baltimore City Council and appear with limited editing.


To view the background interviews on Mr. Harrison, please click here. 

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