Ex-Shore po­lice chief to plead guilty of mis­con­duct

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND - — Phil Davis

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.

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