59 Percent Of Baltimore Residents Say Their Government Is Corrupt
March 28, 2017
An overwhelming majority of Baltimore residents report their government is corrupt, according to a Washington Post poll published Friday.
Fifty-nine percent of the residents of Baltimore, Maryland, say they feel their local government officials are corrupt. Twenty-four percent of respondents report they feel that all of the government in Maryland is corrupt, and 21 percent of voters say that the Baltimore county government is corrupt as well.
U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein is in charge of a wide-reaching corruption investigation including 30 months of wiretaps of elected government officials. The investigation reportedly revealed local lawmakers taking bribes in exchange for expedited permits and licenses, like liquor licenses for restaurants in Prince George’s County.