Investigation Finds Evidence of ‘Discrimination’ and Harassment by Sheriff James Fitzgerald

A nearly year-long investigation by the Howard County Office of Human Rights found that Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald discriminated against Lt. Charles Gable, who endured more than five years of “abusive” treatment while working for the agency.

The 48-page decision, obtained from Gable’s attorney Joseph Mallon Jr., concludes Fitzgerald intentionally “berated and belittled” Gable to the point that he had “no other choice but to leave his job” after Gable did not support Fitzgerald’s second political campaign, according to Sept. 1 decision.