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New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison

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The Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously confirmed Michael Harrison as police commissioner.

The 49-year-old assumed the role of acting police commissioner a month ago on an interim basis.

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He was previously with the New Orleans Police department where he served for 26 years, most recently as superintendent.

Council members voted unanimously to confirm Harrison during the scheduled meeting on Monday evening.

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“I am very excited and grateful to have been confirmed and want to thank each of the City Council members for their vote. 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,” said Harrison.

Harrison spent nearly 30 years in the New Orleans Police Department, many of which he spent working in internal affairs weeding out bad cops.

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