Lawsuit against Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins survives dismissal motion

Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins

A Miner Detail previously reported the lawsuit filed against Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins.

The U.S. District Court of Maryland issued a ruling in the case on March 25.

Charges are levied, and the judge dismisses portions of the lawsuit on legal grounds before trial in many lawsuits against government entities.

Jenkins lawsuit has five counts 

Count one: Gender-based discrimination

This count should proceed to trial against Jenkins in his elected role.

Other charges were dismissed against the deputies; however, the Court allowed the plaintiff to edit the suit to incorporate additional FSCO staff into the lawsuit.

Counts two, three, and four: Charges dropped


The qualified immunity legal standard – a legal doctrine that protects the government from liability.

Count 5: Family Medical Leave reprisal dismissed without prejudice

The plaintiff may update the complaint and further pursue charges.


Frederick County Sergeant Amanda Ensor’s attorney filed a motion for more time to edit the original complaint. The motion was granted on April 23.

The motion shows that the plaintiff intends to edit her complaint in regards to counts one and five. All charges against Frederick County’s government are set for trial.

A copy of the order is available here.

Eric Beasley is Deputy Editor of A Miner Detail. He can be reached at

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Eric is a former officer in the Republican Club of Frederick County and Frederick County Republican Central Committee between 2015 and 2018. Former guest host on WFMD and showrunner on WTHU. Avid gardener and food preserver. Graduated from Libertarianism to Anarchism as the corruption level in the state requires us to start over from scratch. 

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After a year fighting bears and chopping wood in the forest, a Cancer has emerged in Frederick County. The only way to kill Cancer is with fire, and casting a ballot.