Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has named Venable partner Ken Thompson
chair of an advisory committee tasked with assisting in the search for the city's next police commissioner. Also on the committee is Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s chief of staff who will serve as vice chair and a group including leaders of three universities and a former city fire chief. According to the mayor’s office, the committee will conduct interviews of internal and external applicants and recommend finalists to the mayor.
News of Thompson’s appointment was featured in the Baltimore Sun
and WBAL on June 10, 2012.