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Baltimore City Councilman: Subpoena Vote a 'Whitewash'
Updated: Tuesday, January 28 2014, 05:37 PM EST
A councilman who wanted subpoena powers to investigate the city's speed camera system today blasted a vote that steered the probe from his committee.
"Obviously this is a whitewash," councilman Carl Stokes told FOX45
On Monday Stokes failed to muster enough votes to gain what's known as "immediate adoption" of resolution that would have granted his committee, Taxation and Finance, subpoena powers. The councilman introduced the resolution after a secret audit revealed the city's speed camera system had a higher rate of errors than city officials previously admitted.
But the resolution was sent to the Judiciary and Investigations committee where it will be considered in a hearing chaired by Councilman James Kraft.
It's a move Stokes claims was meant to keep him in check and stall the investigation.
"It was the group of guys who decided to protect the mayor," Stokes said.
Councilman Kraft was a no-show at an afternoon council hearing and his office said he was unavailable for comment.
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