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Viral arrest video tests Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald

A viral video of a white Fort Worth police officer forcefully arresting a black woman and her daughters has put a spotlight on the city's police chief, Joel Fitzgerald. Many are waiting to see how he handles the fallout.

By Christopher Connelly, KERA News
Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald.

A viral video of a white Fort Worth police officer forcefully arresting a black woman and her daughters has put a spotlight on the city's police chief, Joel Fitzgerald. As the investigation is beginning to wrap up, many are waiting to see how he handles the fallout.

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