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Report against Howard County sheriff unveils 'common knowledge' of a 'living hell' unchecked for years, sources say

Report against Howard County sheriff unveils 'common knowledge' of a 'living hell' unchecked for years, sources say

Howard County politicians calling for the resignation of three-time Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald came swiftly Thursday following the release of a scathing report that documents more than five years of alleged bullying and discrimination by Fitzgerald.

But sources close to the sheriff said the findings of the report, from the Howard County Office of Human Rights, have been "common knowledge" for years, revealing the independence of an elected official who sources said has gone unchecked for years.

Fitzgerald is in his third term and heads a quasi-judicial body that aims to independently protect the judiciary.

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