Tag: Sheriff

Racist, Sexist Maryland Sheriff Resigns

A Maryland sheriff’s last day was Saturday after an investigation found he frequently made racist, anti-Semitic and sexist comments at work and created a “hostile work environment.” James Fitzgerald resigned last week from his position as sheriff of Howard County, Maryland, a county of more than300,000 people. Officials had been…

Oklahoma Volunteer Deputy Convicted of Killing Unarmed Black Man

The inexperienced volunteer deputy who fatally shot an unarmed Black man in Oklahoma last April was convicted of second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. Robert Bates, 74, who was a volunteer reserve deputy for the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, claimed he meant to use his Taser but “inadvertently” fired his gun when…