AA County State's Attorney retires

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Anne Arundel County is already looking for a new police chief, and now is looking for a new top lawyer.

State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee, who has held the position since 1988, announced his retirement Wednesday.  Governor O'Malley appointed Weathersbee to the Maryland Parole Commission, effective June 12.

Weathersbee was appointed to the position after former State's Attorney Warren Duckett Jr. became a judge.  He won his first of five elections in 1990.

"This moment comes with many mixed emotions," Weathersbee says in a release.  "I remain proud of the work I have done for Anne Arundel County and look forward to serving the State of Maryland in the years ahead.  I am grateful to Governor O'Malley for this opportunity and will bring my many years of experience in the field of criminal justice to my service on the commission."

Weathersbee's retirement comes just a week after Police Chief Larry Tolliver announced his own retirement.

The County Circuit Court judges will meet next week to pick Weathersbee's successor. 

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