Former Fort Worth Police Chief Demands Apology From Mayor Pice

Curt Lewis
November 13, 2019 - 7:06 am
Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald

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FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - Former Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald is unhappy with Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price's recent comments that seem to blame him for a policy of pairing up rookie police officers on the overnight shift.

Two rookies were working together the night Atatiana Jefferson was killed inside her mother's house.

Speaking to the Star-Telegram, Fitzgerald claims his successor, interim chief Ed Kraus, was questioned for a deposition and acknowledged the policy of teaming up rookies was in place before Fitzgerald became chief.

In a television interview, Price claimed the idea was Fitzgerald.

Fitzgerald is demanding the mayor apologize.