John Leopold, small-government conservative Anne Arundel County Executive, expected his scheduler to help him with other things:
After he was discharged, Leopold told Medlin he would need help with his catheter. Medlin testified that she felt she could not object for fear of being branded disloyal and losing her job.
“You don’t tell him, ‘no,’ ” she said.
Once Leopold summoned her, she would follow him into a bathroom where he kept an empty green coffee can under the sink.
“I would get on my hands and knees,” she said, crying as she described emptying the bag into the coffee can and dumping the contents of the can into a toilet.
Medlin spoke up in January 2011, after seeing him bend down and tie his shoelace.
Leopold also requested extra security when he was in the hospital to make sure his mistress and wife remained separated. And he had his security detail “ferry him to parking-lot sexual encounters with a county employee, compile dossiers on political rivals and accompany him as he tore down an opponent’s campaign signs.”
Maybe some Marylanders can let us know if catheter emptying is business as usual in Anne Arundel County.