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Former Eastern Shore police chief sentenced to probation in misconduct retrial


Former Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin Sewell received a three-year suspended sentence Tuesday after being retried for misconduct in office. Sewell was convicted of one count of misconduct May 15 for protecting a fellow Masonic lodge member suspected of impaired driving by ...

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Pocomoke City to enter consent decree in lawsuit over racial discrimination

The Pocomoke City Police Department will partially resolve ongoing litigation over race discrimination with a consent decree, the ACLU of Maryland announced Thursday. A federal judge is expected to enter judgment against the city on claims of discrimination and retaliation ...

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Md. court overturns ex-police chief’s misconduct conviction

Maryland’s second-highest court on Thursday overturned a former Pocomoke City police chief’s official misconduct conviction, saying he was wrongfully denied the opportunity to present at trial expert testimony that his refusal to cite a motorist after a car crash was ...

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Appeals court hears Maryland police racial discrimination case

The Maryland attorney general's office on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to dismiss claims made against the state in a racial discrimination case brought by a former police chief and two other black officers from a small city on Maryland's eastern shore.

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DOJ wants to intervene in Pocomoke City race bias lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department wants to intervene in a private lawsuit brought by Pocomoke City’s former police chief and two other black officers alleging race discrimination. The Justice Department filed the motion to intervene Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. ...

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Pocomoke City officials introduce new police chief

POCOMOKE CITY — Officials in Pocomoke City have named a new police chief, months after the high-profile firing of the previous chief. The Daily Times reports that City Manager Ernie Crofoot introduced William Harden Sr. at Tuesday night’s meeting. Harden ...

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Md. town’s leaders defend firing of first black police chief

POCOMOKE CITY — Leaders of a small, predominantly black town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore are defending their decision to fire the town’s first black police chief and call for healing racial tensions that have divided the community. “You’re looking for ...

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