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Howard County leaders call on sheriff to resign following discrimination investigation

Howard County leaders call on sheriff to resign following discrimination investigation

Howard County's current county executive and three former executives are calling on Sheriff James F. Fitzgerald to resign following the release of a scathing report alleging discrimination and harassment of his employees.

"I hope that you will move quickly to ensure that we maintain the public's trust in all law enforcement personnel and resign from your position as Sheriff for Howard County," Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman wrote in a letter to Fitzgerald on Thursday.

The call comes after Howard County's Office of Human Rights investigated wide-ranging complaints about Fitzgerald made by a former lieutenant in the sheriff's department. Investigators found...

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