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Delegates protest closed meeting that fired Pocomoke police chief

Delegates protest closed meeting that fired Pocomoke police chief

Three Baltimore lawmakers have lodged a complaint with the state agency that enforces Maryland's open meetings law, charging that the Pocomoke City Council acted illegally behind closed doors when it fired the Eastern Shore community's African-American police chief. Dels. Barbara Robinson, Cheryl Glenn and Jill Carter -- all city Democrats -- wrote a letter to the Open Meetings Compliance Board alleging that Mayor Bruce Morrison summoned the council to meet in secret to fire Chief Kelvin Sewell. The delegates said they were writing "on behalf of the citizens of Pocomoke City." The Pocomoke council voted 4-1 to fire Sewell, a former Baltimore police officer, June...

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