David Ellin (candidate for Carroll County State’s Attorney) has called for the resignation of Allan Culver (current Acting Carroll County State’s Attorney). Here are the details from a press release today:
Last week we learned that Carroll County Acting State’s Attorney Allen Culver and Deputy State’s Attorney Edward (Ned) Coyne were embroiled in a scandal unheard of before in our county. Now, Mr. Coyne has resigned, and Mr. Culver is prevented from appearing in court because the Circuit Court Judges in Carroll County have decided to recuse themselves from any case in which he is he involved.
It is alleged that both the State’s Attorney and the Deputy State’s Attorney failed to disclose before the judge that a narcotics officer working under Sheriff Jim DeWees had serious integrity issues and committed perjury.
Mr. Culver cannot lead this office with his veracity and ethics called into question. Mr. Culver’s name appears on all indictments and charging documents, yet he is barred from court appearances. As a candidate for Carroll County State’s Attorney, and an attorney with twenty-five years of experience, I immediately call for the resignation of Allen Culver as Acting State’s Attorney and for a full investigation into this matter.
See the full release here: PressRelease6.6.2022
If you are not yet familiar with the story up to this point…be sure to read this article from the Baltimore Banner:
Carroll County prosecutors, sheriff’s office covered up officer misconduct, judge says
State troopers were so suspicious of a sheriff’s deputy that they gave him phony info about a drug stash house.
The deputy then applied for a search warrant at the false address, claiming he had visited and found drug paraphernalia in the trash. https://t.co/TPIdRn5dN2
— The Baltimore Banner (@BaltimoreBanner) June 4, 2022
I have not seen any public comments from State’s Attorney Culver or his office (https://carrollcountystatesattorney.org/news-media/press-releases/)
For some additional background…here is an article from the Carroll County Times from back in July 2021:
After nearly 20 years working at the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, Allan Culver will be the interim state’s attorney.
The position opened after Brian DeLeonardo, the state’s attorney for the past six years, was selected by Gov. Larry Hogan to be a Carroll circuit court judge.
Read the full article on the link in the tweet below.
— Verdant Square Network DC-MD (@VSNMaryland) July 16, 2021