2nd Complaint in Pocomoke City Police Chief Dismissal
Pocomoke City has been hit with a second complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland.
The civil liberties organization charges that there has been a violation of Maryland’s Open Meetings Act in late June when the town council decided behind closed doors to fire its police chief.
The complaint was filed on behalf of Stephen Janis who is a reporter for the Baltimore-based non-profit The Real News Network.
The meeting in question occurred on July 13th when City Police Chief Kelvin Sewel was dismissed.
WBOC reports that at the time there was no explanation as to why he was fired leading many in the community to be angry about the dismissal of the city’s first African American police chief.