Pugh Expected to Release Baltimore Crime Plan, Name New Criminal Justice Director

Mayor Catherine Pugh today is expected to release her plan to stem Baltimore’s persistent violence and name a new director of criminal justice.

For weeks, politicians and activists have pressed the mayor to release her anti-violence plan. Many have been calling for her to name a director for the Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice, which has fallen into disarray.

Pugh is expected today to announce Baltimore police chief of staff Drew Vetter to the job.

City Councilman Brandon Scott, chairman of the council’s public safety committee, praised the choice but questioned why it took the mayor so long to fill the job.


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