Deputy Mayor Ted Carter Resigns Following Complaints Of His Behavior Toward Female Staff

What’s happening?

Deputy Mayor Ted Carter resigned on Tuesday, following several complaints about alleged inappropriate behavior from mostly female employees, Mark Reutter reports for the Baltimore Brew. Sources inside City Hall told the Brew that Scott’s senior management team knew about the complaints months before taking action.

What were the specifics of the complaints? 

Employees, ranging from agency heads to direct-report special assistants, began filing complaints only 16 months after Carter joined the team, according to sources familiar with the matter, who described Carter’s behavior as “abusive,” “demeaning,” and “overly familiar and flirtatious” with female staff. One source said that though Scott was aware of the allegations, he delayed action and deferred to City Administrator Christopher Shorter—who selected Carter for the position. 

The complaints eventually led to a human resources investigation, resulting in a temporary suspension for Carter on Aug. 17. The suspension was set to end on Monday, but instead, Carter resigned. 

Anything else I should know? 

Carter joins other senior official resignations, including two deputy city administrators, the chief of communications, the top law enforcement and children and family services advisors, and Scott’s chief of staff.  

You can read more here. 

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