Md. Episcopal Diocese Asking For Bishop To Resign After Fatal Hit-And-Run


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland is calling for the resignation of Bishop Heather Cook.

An eight member leadership committee says she is no longer able to function effectively in her position.

“It was clear that our lay and clergy leaders on the Standing Committee felt that the best interests of the diocese would be served were Heather to resign. Since this does not impede the Episcopal Church’s investigation into the matter, it is my hope Heather will see the wisdom in this recommendation,” said the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of Maryland.

Cook, 58, is facing charges for striking and killing cyclist Tom Palermo. It happened while he was riding in Roland Park in late December.

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