WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

John Leopold Resigns As Anne Arundel Co. Exec

Play associated audio

Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has resigned, days after being found guilty of misconduct in office.

In a three-paragraph letter announcing his decision, Leopold admitted to "serious errors in judgment" after a "compelling and humbling experience" of sitting through the two weeks of his trial.

On Tuesday, a circuit court judge found him guilty of two counts of misconduct in office. One of those counts related to Leopold using his security detail to perform political activities while on the job.

The other involved making a secretary and members of his detail empty his urine catheter bag for months in 2010.

The 69-year-old Republican will be sentenced March 14.

His resignation comes before the Anne Arundel County council was scheduled to meet Monday and vote on whether to declare the county executive position vacant. Chief Administrative officer John Hammond will be the acting county executive.

NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

#NPRreads: These Three Stories Are A Real Catch

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.