Fort Worth Swears in Interim Police Chief After Former Chief's Firing

Ed Kraus was confirmed Tuesday evening as interim Fort Worth police chief at a special City Council session just over a week after former police Chief Joel Fitzgerald was fired.Kraus, who steps into the job with more than 26 years on the Fort Worth police force including in executive roles, said officer morale is "on the uptick," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported."I want to keep that momentum," he said. Kraus said he has spoken with Fitzgerald and feels prepared to take over where the former chief left off, KTVT-TV (Channel 11) reported.He also intense to continue many of the community programs started by Fitzgerald.Kraus has not formally announced whether he will apply for the position permanently but said he is likely to do so if the city management's view of the role aligns with his, according to KTVT.  Continue reading...

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