Maryland sheriff resigning over sexist, racist comment

Posted at 11:49 PM, Oct 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 06:39:41-04

A sheriff in Maryland has agreed to resign after an investigation found he created a hostile work environment by belittling staffers and making racist and sexist comments.

A 48-page-report by the Howard County Office of Human Rights found that Sheriff James Fitzgerald was "universally described as vindictive, arrogant, narcissistic, rude, belligerent, nasty and intimidating."

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The report also found that Fitzgerald made derogatory racist, sexist and anti-Semitic comments about blacks, women and Jews.

County Council Chairman Calvin Ball announced Tuesday that Fitzgerald has agreed to leave office Saturday and retire within 30 days.

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