Ex-Shore police chief to plead guilty of misconduct
The former police chief of a small Eastern Shore town that was embroiled in controversy over the in-custody death of a black teenager in 2018 is scheduled to plead guilty to misconduct in office in an unrelated case. Mike Petyo, the former Greensboro police chief in Caroline County, will plead guilty on Friday, his attorney said Monday. Petyo was charged in November as the Office of the State Prosecutor said the former chief made “factual misrepresentations in an Application for Certification which he filed on behalf of one of his police officers.” The application is filed with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and reviewed to certify police officers for duty all over the state. Petyo left the Greensboro Police Department in January 2019 to join a department in Delaware, where he lives.