County Councilman Jamie Benoit (D-Crownsville) requested an investigation of Police Chief Larry Tolliver by County Executive Laura Neuman, in response to complaints that Tolliver retaliated against police officers who testified against former executive John Leopold, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Benoit accused Tolliver of using homophobic slurs and reassigning officers in retribution for their roles in Leopold's criminal trial, which led to the executive's resignation and 30-day jail sentence, according to the report.
Tolliver told The Sun that no reassignments were made as demotions, and denied any wrongdoing.
Neuman told The Capital Gazette that an investigation into the allegations is underway, which is standard protocol for such complaints.
This news comes less than two weeks after Tolliver said he was "impressed" with newly-appointed executive Neuman and called her approach to police needs "refreshing" at a community meeting in Odenton.