State Police Superintendent Confirmed …

Friday, February 10, 2012
Robert Lang

Prior to being appointed to the Maryland State Police, Col. Marcus Brown was the chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

It was a unanimous vote, and there was no debate.

The Maryland Senate voted 45-0 Friday to confirm Marcus Brown as Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

Brown has been serving as acting superintendent since Governor Martin O’Malley named him to the post last summer.

The senator who asked for a one week delay in the nomination vote, Democrat Joanne Benson of Prince George’s County was absent today.

MarylandReporter.com quotes Benson who asked for the delay, so that Brown could answer questions about a dispute between two state troopers that took place in her district last year.

When she requested the delay last week, Benson cited a “personnel matter” as the reason. 

Benson told the website that she met with Brown and the two troopers earlier this week and the matter is resolved.

The Senate also approved more than 30 other nominations submitted by the governor.

They include former Congressman Frank Kratovil who was confirmed to the District Court of Queen Anne’s County. 

Before he was elected to Congress in 2008, Kratovil was the state’s attorney in Queen Anne’s County.

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