Baltimore County Inspector General Kelly Madigan’s small staff works from a windowless basement office beneath the historic Towson courthouse, fielding complaints, conducting interviews and writing investigative reports. Since the office launched in 2020, its work has brought scrutiny to various corners of county government — including its highest levels. Now the watchdog agency is set to expand, with increased county funds to double the staff from three to six people. “I’m really excited,” Madigan said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun this summer. “It’s going to be growth. It’s necessary growth.” Her office’s workload has swelled, with the number of annual complaints nearly doubling over the past year, to 155.
Baltimore County’s watchdog has brought scrutiny to local government. Now her agency is doubling in size.
September 12, 2022