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Former Pocomoke City police chief set to stand trial on misconduct charges

Former Pocomoke City police chief set to stand trial on misconduct charges

The chief investigator for the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office is set to stand trial Thursday on misconduct charges for allegedly spiking a traffic investigation when he was an Eastern Shore police chief because the driver was a fellow Mason.

The case of former Pocomoke City police chief Kelvin Sewell is surrounded by allegations of racism, political retaliation and misconduct.

Sewell, a former Baltimore homicide detective who was named Pocomoke's first black police chief in 2011, had filed workplace race discrimination complaints and then was fired without explanation in the summer of 2015. He then filed a federal lawsuit against Pocomoke and Worcester County...

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