Queen Anne’s Sheriff Sued, Accused Of Retaliation

View Comments
court generic, court

CENTREVILLE, Md. (AP) — The sheriff of Queen Anne’s County is accused of retaliating against a female deputy who accused his brother of sexually assaulting her.

Kristy Lynn Murphy-Taylor, a former sheriff’s deputy, is seeking more than $10 million in damages in a lawsuit filed against Sheriff Gary Hofmann.

Murphy-Taylor alleges in the suit that she was dismissed from her job after accusing Hofmann’s brother, John, of inappropriately touching as the two were together in a department vehicle. John Hofmann was a sheriff’s deputy at the time.

Court records show that Hofmann pleaded guilty in May 2011 to second-degree assault and was ordered to have no contact with Murphy-Taylor. He received probation before judgment.

Capt. Brian Smith declined to comment to The Capital of Annapolis on a lawsuit he said he hadn’t seen.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,689 other followers