WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Anne Arundel County Police Chief Under Investigation

Play associated audio

Councilman James Benoit asked Anne Arundel County's new county executive, Laura Newman, to investigate complaints that Police Chief Larry Tolliver demoted officers who testified against former County Executive John Leopold, who resigned in February following conviction on two counts of misconduct. Leopold appointed Tolliver last summer.

Neuman issued a statement saying steps are being taken to investigate and resolve the issue. A county police spokesman told The Capital of Annapolis newspaper that Tolliver has made a number of reassignments to improve the agency, and denied they were retaliatory or punitive.

Benoit said the complaints also included allegations of homophobic slurs by the police chief, which the spokesman also denied. Leopold spent 30 days in prison earlier this year after being convicted of using staff for campaign work, and making a different staff member empty his catheter bag following back surgery.

NPR

No Longer Omar: Actor Michael K. Williams On Lucky Breaks And Letting Go

Over the course of his career, Williams says he's learned to separate himself from his characters (like The Wire's Omar). In HBO's The Night Of, he plays a powerful prison inmate named Freddy.
NPR

#FoodPorn, Circa 1600s: Then And Now, It Was More About Status Than Appetite

A new study of old masters finds that capturing and showing off decadent and expensive meals is a decidedly old-fashioned practice. Like today's Instagrammers, it was all about projecting an image.
WAMU 88.5

The Legality Of Restoring Virginia Voting Rights

Virginia's governor is bypassing the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruling and restoring felon voting rights individually. Kojo examines Terry McAuliffe's move with a legal expert.

NPR

The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

Leave a Comment

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