Denton Police Chief George Bacorn has requested an outside, independent law enforcement agency, the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, investigate the handling of an April 7 call for service by two Denton Police officers.
Chief Bacorn said, “I want to personally reassure our community that we are committed to a thorough and impartial investigation. I also want residents and visitors to the Town of Denton to know that we are committed to providing safety to our community and enforcing the laws of the State.”
The suspect, Christopher Morgan of Denton, turned himself in at the Easton Police Department on April 11, and has been processed on arrest warrants for Assault Second Degree, Malicious Destruction of Property, Disorderly Conduct and Disturbing the Peace. He was processed and released on a $1000 unsecured bond. The peace order protecting the victims remains in effect and is also a condition of bond.
Upon conclusion of the investigation by the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office, the findings will be turned over to the Administrative Charging Committee which reviews the investigative files, determines if there is a finding of a violation, and issues discipline when warranted. Under Maryland law, a chief of police does not issue discipline in such matters.