SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) — A former police chief on Maryland’s Eastern Shore has been convicted of misconduct in office.
A Worcester County jury convicted former Pocomoke City chief Kelvin Sewell after deliberating for about two hours Wednesday.READ MORE: A Dad Who Traveled 1,200 Miles For Covid-19 Care Is Finally Going Home. Here's What He Wants You To Know
Sewell was initially convicted in 2016 following a 2014 hit-and-run incident involving Douglas Matthews, a Maryland correctional officer and fellow local Masonic lodge member.
Prosecutors alleged that Sewell and another former officer, also a Mason, conspired to resolve the incident without charging or citing Matthews.READ MORE: Baltimore County Urges People To Get Vaccinated With Super Weekend Flu Clinic
An appeals court overturned Sewell’s conviction last year, saying the judge erred in excluding expert testimony Sewell says would have supported his claim that he acted reasonably.
In March, Pocomoke City officials agreed to pay $650,000 to resolve racial discrimination claims made by Sewell and another black officer.MORE NEWS: American Airlines Plane Blows Tires On Runway Leaving Flights Diverted And Runways Closed At Regan National
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