Howard Co. searches for new sheriff

WASHINGTON — The search is underway for a new Howard County sheriff.

An interim sheriff is in place after former Sheriff James Fitzgerald resigned under pressure following a county investigation critical of his management. 

Lt. Don Knott is serving as interim sheriff, and County Executive Alan Kittleman has told WBAL-TV Knott hopes to help the healing process begin. A yearlong investigation found that Fitzgerald used racist language, manipulated the work schedule and bullied some employees.

It’s up to Gov. Larry Hogan to appoint a sheriff, who would hold the position until voters choose someone in the 2018 election.

Kittleman hopes to have the job filled by next month.

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