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Maryland town commissioners suspend entire police department ‘pending investigation,’ no explanation provided

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2024
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In a statement, Commissioners Anthony Casey, John Hurley, and Leonard Buckle informed residents that they had "suspended with pay the entirety of the Ridgely Police Department (the 'Department'), effectively immediately, pending investigation by the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor." They added that a "temporary agreement" was in the works with the Caroline County Sheriff's Department to "guarantee uninterrupted public safety services for the citizens." Following a special public meeting on Wednesday, the commissioners released another statement confirming that they had successfully negotiated an agreement with the county. "Under the...

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