La Plata, MD – A jury has returned a verdict favorable to former Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey in a law suit filed by Troy Berry, the jurisdiction’s current sheriff. The verdict rendered Friday morning, Jan. 30, caps a weeklong civil jury trial in Charles County Circuit Court. Berry had sued Coffey prior to last June’s Democratic Primary, claiming he was demoted from captain to lieutenant for political reasons.

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