The president of the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Monday night called for the County Council to investigate allegations that the county executive compiled an "enemies list" of his political foes.
Jacqueline Boone Allsup, president of the NAACP, told the council the allegations are "disheartening," and admonished them for not acting.
"The silence of the County Council is unacceptable," said Allsup.
County Executive John R. Leopold, a Republican, was indicted this month and charged with four counts of misconduct in office and one count of misappropriation of county funds. The indictment alleges he used his taxpayer-funded security detail to perform personal and political errands, including compiling dossiers on his political opponents.