ACLU Speaks Out on AA County Police Chief Teare's Refusal to Testify

March 22, 2012

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MEDIA STATEMENT

 

ACLU Statement Regarding Anne Arundel County Police Chief Teare's Refusal to Testify on Leopold's "Enemies List"

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2012

 

CONTACT: Meredith Curtis, ACLU of Maryland, 410-889-8555; media@aclu-md.org 

 

The following can be attributed to Deborah Jeon, Legal Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland:

 

"It should not take a subpoena for the Chief of Police to tell the County Council (the elected representatives of the voters of Anne Arundel County for whom Chief Teare works), and the voters themselves what he knows about what happened.  It is simply inexcusable for the Chief to stonewall about what the police did, when they did it, why they did it, and precisely what he did or did not do to address it at the time or since.  If he cannot do this, he simply cannot perform the most basic function of his job, which is to enforce the law.  And if he is afraid of his own personal culpability in this regard, then he has no business being the chief of police."

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