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Outgoing P.G. County state's attorney: P.G. police chief Roberto Hylton will be out (video)

December 1, 2010 - 10:02 AM
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Outgoing Prince George's County State's Attorney Glenn Ivey said on TBD TV this morning that Prince George's County Police Chief Roberto Hylton will be replaced when Rushern Baker takes office.

Shortly after Ivey's statement aired, Prince George's County Executive-elect Rushern Baker wouldn't confirm Ivey's statement on TBD NewsTalk.

"There are some things I want to see happen and so I’ll make a decision by the end of this week as to the fate of the police chief as well as others," he said.

The Washington Post's Matt Zapotosky, citing a "source with knowledge of the situation," reported that Hylton would be let go later today and that an interim leader would be named Monday, with a national search for a replacement to follow.

When contacted for comment, Hylton said he had no plans to resign unless he was asked to by the new county executive.

 

Hylton's departure would be somewhat surprising, as crime at the county is at a 35-year low and he has political ties to Baker. But a series of scandals striking the police department could make it easier for the incoming county executive to dump Hylton.

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