Report: Alderman not on lease for apartment

Annapolis housing officials have confirmed that city Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby is not an approved tenant or visitor of a city-owned apartment where he was found during a drug raid earlier this month.

Kirby faced questions about his residency after the Jan. 5 raid of two apartments, with housing officials investigating whether he was staying there in violation of a lease agreement. Police have said Kirby is not accused of any wrongdoing in connection with the drug raid.

Housing Authority chief operating officer Joseph Johnson told The Capital in Annapolis that the agency's paperwork does not list Kirby as a tenant or visitor of the city-owned apartment in the Harbour House community.

The apartment is rented to Kirby's niece. The alderman has said he splits his time between the Habour House apartment and a home on Conley Drive, which he uses as his mailing address.

Kirby could not be reached for comment Sunday.

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