Officers on leave after fatal shooting at Elkton motel
Ten law enforcement officers have been placed on administrative leave after firing shots at a couple wanted on gun and drug charges who authorities say refused to drop their weapons after being cornered at an Elkton motel. The couple, who police later determined were holding pellet guns, were pronounced dead at the scene. Brandon Jones and Chelsea M. Porter, both 25, were shot Tuesday after they pointed what appeared to be handguns at officers trying to serve arrest warrants, according to authorities. A state trooper and three Cecil County officers who fired their weapons have been placed on leave, as have six officers from the Elkton Police Department, said Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley. Officials said results of a state police homicide unit investigation will be provided to the Cecil County state’s attorney’s office for review. The Maryland State Police internal affairs unit is also conducting an investigation, as is standard in such incidents. No officers were hurt during the confrontation at the New Eastern Inn in Elkton.
3 Md. Guardsmen received improper bonuses
As the Defense Department grapples with how to handle some 10,000 California National Guardsmen who received improper bonus payments, a spokesman for the Maryland Guard said just three service members received improper bonuses and have already paid the money back. The overpayments totaled $32,000, Col. Charles S. Kohler said Wednesday. Another Guardsman was underpaid