Strengthening Baltimore’s Anti-corruption Watchdog Won’t Be Easy

12/30/17

By Mark Reutter, BaltimoreBrew

In its 12 years of existence, Baltimore’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) has seen four inspector generals come and go, plus two long stretches of interim directors. A seventh IG is expected to arrive in 2018.

The common denominator of this turnover, which has rendered the OIG ineffective, if not “wasteful” in the words of its former chief, is this:

The person responsible for rooting out “fraud, waste or abuse of office” in city government is hired – and can just as easily be fired – by the person who runs city government.

The executive order that established the watchdog agency makes the IG an “at will” employee who can be removed without cause by the mayor.

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