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City Settles, Agrees to Reforms with Fired Black Police Chief who Claimed Discrimination

City Settles, Agrees to Reforms with Fired Black Police Chief who Claimed Discrimination

March 28, 2019

Pocomoke City’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell has agreed to settle his discrimination lawsuit with the city for both monetary damages and a consent decree that will force the city to implement reforms in hiring and management practices

Pressure Mounts on Prosecutor to Drop Controversial Case Against Black Police Chief

Pressure Mounts on Prosecutor to Drop Controversial Case Against Black Police Chief

February 4, 2019

After the Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned the misconduct conviction of Pocomoke’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell, the ACLU of Maryland submitted a petition urging Special Prosecutor Emmitt Davitt not to retry the case

A Black Cop Got Drug Dealers Jobs, Law Enforcement has Pursued Him Ever Since

A Black Cop Got Drug Dealers Jobs, Law Enforcement has Pursued Him Ever Since

December 16, 2018

Prosecutors have pledged to retry Pocomoke City’s first black police chief Kelvin Sewell for failure to cite a driver who hit two parked cars despite strong support for his community policing strategy

In First Black Police Chief’s Appeal, Judges Weigh Prosecutorial Misconduct, Discrimination

February 14, 2018

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

Civil Rights Groups Say Black Police Chief Targeted for Filing Discrimination Complaint

November 3, 2017

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.

Pocomoke

April 11, 2017
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

Behind the Scenes of the Investigation of Pocomoke’s 1st Black Police Chief

February 8, 2017

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