VOTE FOR CRAIG KONTRA FOR SHERIFF OF CALVERT COUNTY
ELECTION 2022 ENDORSEMENT
SHERIFF OF CALVERT COUNTY
Mike Wilson, a retired Maryland State Police officer and current chief of the Capitol Police at the Maryland General Assembly, has worthy experience as an administrator.
Calvert Sheriff Deputy Ricky Cox is an accomplished law officer with a well-rounded life story as a coach, family man, soldier, and leader in the Calvert Sheriff’s Department.
Assistant Sheriff Dave McDowell has a long Calvert Sheriff’s Department background.
Craig Kontra is the only candidate who has demonstrated that he understands what the public does about the Hooterville operation of the Calvert Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Mike Evans, carried out by McDowell. The public is tired of the corruption under Evans, which was demonstrated by the killing by a DUI deputy of Leah Clark as she walked along Dares Beach Road.
The coverup was almost immediate; the corruption was a reflex for Sheriff Evans and States Attorney Rappaport, and the other senior officers such as Lt. Col. Dave McDowell and Captain Steve Jones. They all showed that it was a virtual contest to see who could quickly forget all about the law concerning the arrest of a suspected drunk driver because the man behind the wheel of the death car was a deputy sheriff.
All the wrong moves were made in deference to the DUI deputy. He was given water to drink before having blood draws or field sobriety tests. Evans decided to have his tainted agency conduct the investigation. Not one of the educated and well-paid senior officers took one single step to a Judge’s office in the nearby courthouse to obtain a search warrant for the blood draw from the drunk deputy.
McDowell blew it that day, and recently he is attempting to shift his blame to Evans. Evans earned his guilt; he doesn’t need to shoulder the responsibility McDowell shirked.
Kontra has put forward a plan to ensure that the agency’s boozing deputies who have alcohol problems be identified and given help as being a cop is a tough job with lots of awful scenes that can never be unseen.
With Evans finally leaving his regime, this is no time to reward his assistant, who was present the day the drunk deputy killed Leah Clark. Dave McDowell failed to take any action to ensure justice would be served to the victim by proper arrest and warrant procedures being followed.
Kontra gets it. Vote for Craig Kontra to rid the Calvert Sheriff’s Department of corruption and incompetence.