Maryland Trooper Sgt. John Maiello may wish that coverage was not as good on the Eastern Shore. He is accused of unwittingly leaving a message with a racial slur on the cell phone answering system of Teleta DaShiell. The officer on the call clearly believes that the phone call has ended and is heard using the slurs in reference to DaShiell.
According to local media, the officer says in the message: “Hey, it’s Sergeant M. with the State Police. Call me back.” He is then heard speaking to someone else and saying “Why, that’s what I think about it, and I need to hear (expletive) like that … That’s when I say to myself, ‘Oh my God … I’m listening to some God dang (expletive)’s voice mail play for 20 minutes.'”
Maiello is a fugitive criminal investigator of 13 years and served on Gov. Martin O’Malley’s transition team for public safety, corrections and state police.