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Maryland city’s former police chief charged with misconduct

July 20th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

Maryland's state prosecutor says the former police chief of Pocomoke City and a police lieutenant have been charged with misconduct in office.

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced the charges Wednesday against ex-chief Kelvin Sewell and Lt. Lynell Green.

Davitt said they interfered with the investigation of a motor vehicle accident by subordinate officers to benefit a local correctional officer.

 

They have been charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in office and one count of misconduct in office.

An attorney for the men did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Sewell was Pocomoke's first black police chief. He was fired last year, a decision that divided the Eastern Shore community. Sewell claimed he was fired for refusing to terminate two other black officers who, like Sewell, filed job discrimination complaints.

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