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Baltimore lawyer leaves Venable

Baltimore lawyer Sheryl Robinson Wood, who resigned from her post as a monitor for the Detroit police department in July amidst scandal, has left Venable LLP.

Robinson Wood, a partner since joining Venable in January, resigned effective Aug. 31, a law firm spokesman said. The firm declined to comment further on her resignation or the reasons for it.

She began monitoring the Detroit police in 2003, after the department and the city were sued for misconduct. At the time, she worked at consulting firm Kroll Inc., but she took the Detroit contract with her when she moved to Saul Ewing LLP and then to Venable.

Robinson Wood stepped down from the monitor position in July after the federal judge overseeing the case received evidence that she had had an improper relationship and conversations with disgraced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.