Baltimore County Inspector General Kelly Madigan. Credit: Baltimore County / Isaac Smay

After months of delays, a commission to examine Baltimore County’s inspector general’s office is to hold its first meeting next week.

County Executive Johnny Olszewski said it will be an independent commission that also will examine ethics in county government.

Inspector General Kelly Madigan has been criticized by Democratic County Council members Cathy Bevins and Julian Jones for her tactics. Emails also revealed that Olszewski’s chief of staff, Patrick Murray, tried to restrict her authority.

In an interview Wednesday on WYPR’s Midday, Olszewski gave Madigan his full support, noting this year he is doubling the size of her office to six.

“Any sort of small disagreements between staffs is part of governing I think,” Olszewski said. “But I am fully committed to the work.”

Read more (and listen) at WYPR.