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Harford sheriff says 'lawyering while black' complaint 'unfounded'

Harford sheriff says 'lawyering while black' complaint 'unfounded'

The Harford County sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards has determined a lawyer’s accusation of racial bias against a deputy last month was “unfounded” after an investigation.

“The facts show us this complaint is completely without merit,” Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said during a Tuesday news conference. “The deputy did nothing wrong.”

Lawyers for Rashad James, however, said their client is “very disappointed by the outcome of the investigation.”

“Both we and he continue to believe he was treated differently because of the...

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