Grasso then asked if Teare's promotion as chief after 19 years as an officer made him "feel bad inside a little bit? Make you want to grind a stone a little bit? ... I'm just calling it the way I see it. … I watch a little Judge Judy."
Benoit said he planned to vote in favor of the resolution and may call other officers before the council in coming weeks.
"I think we got a lot of insight into just how bad things are in the Police Department right now," said Benoit. "Everybody in Anne Arundel County ought to be very concerned about the leadership being provided by the county executive and the police chief."
Cpl. O'Brien Atkinson, president of the county's largest police union, applauded Davis' request for a Justice Department investigation.
"I have been asked for two months who I thought the next chief of police could be, and I've said the Department of Justice," said O'Brien Atkinson, head of the county's largest police union.
Two Police Department unions, which represent most of the 655 officers, have called for Leopold and Teare to resign.
"I believe the vote of no confidence is a cry out for help," Davis told the council.
Sun reporter Andrea F. Siegel contributed to this report.
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