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In First Black Police Chief's Appeal, Judges Weigh Prosecutorial Misconduct, Discrimination
Former Police Chief Kelvin Sewell appeals his misconduct conviction, arguing that he was prosecuted in retaliation for a discrimination complaint. Maryland Court of Special Appeals judges press a state prosecutor for answers
DATE: 2018-02-14 | LENGTH: 09:53

Civil Rights Groups Say Black Police Chief Targeted for Filing Discrimination Complaint
In amicus court filings supporting an appeal of former Pocomoke Chief Kelvin Sewell's misconduct conviction, a variety of organizations argue he was prosecuted in retaliation for filing racial discrimination complaints against Worcester County officials.
DATE: 2017-11-03 | LENGTH: 04:29

Pocomoke Remains Divided After Another Close Election
Supporters of the the town's first black police chief who was fired in 2015 failed to win at the ballot box again, but vow to fight on by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-04-11 | LENGTH: 06:32

Federal Judge Orders Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Pocomoke, State of MD to Move Forward
Judge Frederick Motz ruling means the case alleging government officials discriminated against the city's first black police chief has cleared a key legal hurdle and will now enter discovery and possible depositions - by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham
DATE: 2017-03-21 | LENGTH: 05:17

Pocomoke Residents Back New Candidate to Heal Wounds Since Firing of First Black Police Chief
Community leaders are hoping Pocomoke resident Monna Van Ess can challenge city leadership whom they say has been indifferent to their concerns since Kelvin Sewell was fired amid allegations of racism - Story by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis
DATE: 2017-03-09 | LENGTH: 04:44

Behind the Scenes of the Investigation of Pocomoke's 1st Black Police Chief
Recently unsealed court documents reveal defendants in Kelvin Sewell's discrimination lawsuit worked closely with state prosecutors to produce charges against the former Baltimore homicide supervisor
DATE: 2017-02-08 | LENGTH: 06:19

ACLU Says Prosecution of Pocomoke's 1st Black Police Chief 'Retaliatory'
The civil rights group says fired chief Kelvin Sewell's conviction for misconduct was payback for filing a discrimination complaint after his dismissal
DATE: 2016-12-17 | LENGTH: 12:41

Guilty Verdict for Pocomoke's 1st Black Police Chief Divides Town as Violence Flares
Residents say repercussions from the fall-out over chief's dismissal continue to affect the small town on Maryland's lower eastern shore
DATE: 2016-12-05 | LENGTH: 04:42

Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Convicted of Misconduct
A nearly all-white jury deliberated for less than an hour before returning a guilty verdict against the former top cop who has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city
DATE: 2016-12-02 | LENGTH: 10:56

Investigation Turns Ugly Against Pocomoke Officers Who Suffered Discrimination
Residents of the Eastern shore town say investigators have been asking about the personal lives of officers who the Justice Department says were illegally fired as a criminal trial against the former chief is set to proceed
DATE: 2016-11-30 | LENGTH: 08:36

Why is the State of Maryland Defending Racist Practices of the Pocomoke police?
Taya Graham and Stephen Janis detail how the Department of Justice has stepped up to defend three black officers who were fired after making EEOC complaints of racial discrimination
DATE: 2016-10-23 | LENGTH: 17:59

Justice Department Sues Pocomoke For Violating Rights of Fired Black Police Chief
After a year long Real News investigation the DOJ's Civil Rights Division has joined a lawsuit alleging the city and state violated federal anti-discrimination laws when they fired the town's 1st black police chief
DATE: 2016-10-20 | LENGTH: 07:57

After Uptick in Crime, Pocomoke Revisits Strategy of Fired 1st Black Police Chief
Council rejects curfew but town remains divided on solutions for teens congregating at night
DATE: 2016-10-07 | LENGTH: 06:56

Prosecutors Abruptly Cancel Arraignment of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief
With the case set to go forward in October, more questions are being raised about the treatment of officers who feds say suffered discrimination, but state prosecutors say engaged in misconduct
DATE: 2016-08-19 | LENGTH: 05:28

Members of Pocomoke's Black Community Voice Support for Indicted Chief
Residents question the timing of misconduct charges by state prosecutors six months after the former chief Kelvin Sewell filed a lawsuit against the city alleging discrimination.
DATE: 2016-08-08 | LENGTH: 03:43

Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Indicted
Kelvin Sewell whose controversial firing divided the town, has been charged with misconduct in office
DATE: 2016-07-24 | LENGTH: 01:49

Documents Reveal Feds Aren't Buying Pocomoke's Justification for Firing 1st Black Police Chief
Detailed filings obtained by TRNN show the Federal Agency determined Chief Kelvin Sewell was terminated for refusing to fire two black officers, not the reasons city officials offered during an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigation
DATE: 2016-06-05 | LENGTH: 04:12

Supporters of Fired Black Chief Undaunted After Tight Election Loss in Pocomoke
Incumbent George Tasker beat Sheila Nilson in a close race, but Nilson and others say they will keep pushing to bring back the city's first black police chief
DATE: 2016-06-01 | LENGTH: 04:51

Feds Find Probable Cause of Widespread Discrimination in Firing of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief
As residents recall the town's history of racial strife, news breaks that the EEOC has sustained complaints of discrimination throughout Worcester County government
DATE: 2016-05-31 | LENGTH: 06:49

Feds Find Probable Cause Pocomoke Violated Law When it Fired 1st Black Police Chief
EEOC says the city violated the rights of Chief Kelvin Sewell and Detective Frank Savage when it fired both last year
DATE: 2016-05-16 | LENGTH: 04:42

Pocomoke Officials Tight Lipped on Plans for New Election
As news breaks the city will hold a new, open election for the 1st District council seat, we asked city officials what went wrong with the first vote
DATE: 2016-04-13 | LENGTH: 05:02

ACLU Demands Pocomoke Hold New Election After Machine "Malfunction"
Proposal to mail absentee ballots to voters after ballot discrepancy in 1st district race would violate voting laws says civil rights group
DATE: 2016-04-11 | LENGTH: 04:10

Voter Discrepancy Leads to Delay in Pocomoke Election Results
Board of Elections refuses to certify vote count after machine allegedly malfunctions
DATE: 2016-04-06 | LENGTH: 04:36

Lawsuit Alleges Retaliation Prompted Firing of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief
Complaints over racial harassment inside Worcester County drug unit fueled push to fire two black officers, including chief Kelvin Sewell
DATE: 2016-01-26 | LENGTH: 08:10

NAACP Plans March in Pocomoke
State and Worcester county branches aim for show of strength as city continues to fire black police officers
DATE: 2015-11-16 | LENGTH: 03:28

Board Rules Pocomoke City Council Violated Open Meetings Act
Town in turmoil also has first homicide since 2010 when the fired black police chief took over
DATE: 2015-11-01 | LENGTH: 04:18

What the Firing of Pocomoke's First Black Police Chief Says About Race in the US
TRNN's Taya Graham and Stephen Janis say city officials' reactions to the black community's calls for accountability reveal the depth of racial divisions in this small eastern shore town.
DATE: 2015-09-23 | LENGTH: 21:55

Pocomoke City Officials Get Testy as Black Residents Demand Accountability
Firing of first black police chief continues to divide community even as new top cop says he won't live in the city
DATE: 2015-09-17 | LENGTH: 09:37

Key Pocomoke Councilwoman Says City Doesn't Speak for Her in Secret Meeting Controversy
In a letter to the compliance board, the sole black member of the council says her views were misrepresented in the city's response to an open meetings act complaint
DATE: 2015-09-01 | LENGTH: 03:34

Pocomoke to Attorney General: Reason for Secret Meeting is Secret
The city says it cannot disclose why the council met without public notice to fire its first black chief
DATE: 2015-08-29 | LENGTH: 07:40

ACLU: Illegal Pocomoke Meeting Should Void Chief's Firing
After a Real News investigation found the Pocomoke City council met in secret to fire the town's first black police chief, the ACLU has filed a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General's office
DATE: 2015-08-21 | LENGTH: 05:45

Pocomoke Councilwoman Gives Inside Story of How City's First Black Chief was Fired
During unannounced, secret meetings with the mayor, the council's only black member was pressured to support the dismissal of Kelvin Sewell despite what she says was lack of evidence
DATE: 2015-08-18 | LENGTH: 07:45

Passions Erupt as Officials Stonewall on Black Chief's Firing
A Pocomoke city council meeting turns tumultuous as residents demand answers about the firing of the city's first black police
DATE: 2015-08-06 | LENGTH: 07:38

As Allegations Mount Against Pocomoke Officials, Black Community Plans Electoral Challenge
New community group works to register voter find candidates to unseat officials who they say unfairly fired town's first black police chief
DATE: 2015-08-03 | LENGTH: 07:09

Pocomoke Mayor Discusses Firing Black Police Chief as ACLU Says City Can't Bar Press
The mayor of Pocomoke speaks publicly for the first time on the controversy surrounding the firing of the town's first black police chief as the ACLU says Real News Reporters were illegally banned from council meeting
DATE: 2015-07-31 | LENGTH: 04:45

Justice Department Details Investigation of Black Police Chief's Firing as Community Calls for Mayor's Resignation
Probe will include election irregularities and possible misuse of federal grants by Pocomoke city officials
DATE: 2015-07-24 | LENGTH: 05:47

Black Police Chief Makes Community Policing Work...Then Gets Fired
Despite record low crime, Lawyers for Kelvin Sewell says top cop was fired for refusing to terminate officers who filed discrimination complaints against Pocomoke City.
DATE: 2015-07-18 | LENGTH: 06:33

Why Do We Kill? The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore (3/3)
In part three, retired Baltimore Homicide Detective Kelvin Sewell and investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss the killing of a former Baltimore police commissioner's daughter that shook the entire city
DATE: 2015-02-12

Why Do We Kill? The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore (2/3)
In part two, retired Baltimore Homicide Detective Kelvin Sewell and investigative journalist Stephen Janis discuss what speaking to those accused of murder can teach about the failures of our society
DATE: 2015-02-11

Why Do We Kill? The Pathology of Murder in Baltimore (1/3)
Retired Baltimore Homicide Detective Kelvin Sewell and investigative journalist Stephen Janis explain why they decided to write "Why Do We Kill?"
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