Town Council Member Suspended During Ticket Investigation

5:14 PM, Oct 18, 2010   |    comments
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MORNINGSIDE Md. (WUSA) -- A Morningside town council member has been suspended from her job as clerk of the town's police department while state police investigate an audit of Morningside's Red Light Camera Program.

The clerk, Regina Foster, serves on the town council with her husband Terry Foster. Together the couple are two of the three seats on the town council.

Police Chief Eugene C. Mills Jr. has asked the Maryland State Police to do an independent investigation of the town's Red Light Camera program. But Mills will not say why, citing the ongoing investigation.

Sources with knowledge of the case say Mills called in outside investigators over suspicions that Foster has been fixing tickets for some people, although the scale of the suspicions are unclear.

Morningside is a small municipality with about 1300 residents and only 6 police officers.

In January, Mills replaced former chief David Allan Eichelberger who was charged with stealing a gun that was town property and selling it. Eichelberger pleaded guilty and served a 60-day jail sentence.

Written by Scott Broom

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