COMMISSIONERS ARE NOW TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE.
THEY'RE NOTIFIED WHEN ONE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES LANDS
IN HOT WATER.
KXLY FOUR'S JEFF HUMPHREY IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT
WITH A LOOK AT WHY THE ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT WHERE
KEPT SECRET FROM THE COUNTY'S HIGHEST RANKING OFFICIALS.
JEFF YOU WERE THE FIRST PERSON TO LET COMMISSIONERS
KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON?
WELL WE ASSUMED THEY DID KNOW BECAUSE WHEN A SHERIFF'S
DEPUTY IS SUSPECTED OF DOING SOMETHING WRONG WE CAN
COFIRM THERE SUSPENSION THROUGH THE HUMAN RESOURCES
THE SHERIFF ALSO USUALLY PUTS OUT A NEWS RELEASE.
24;14 there are mechanisms where we could have been
given a heads up about this ahead of time and that
didn't happen 24;19
COMMISSIONER AL FRENCH DOESN'T LIKE SURPRISES.
ESPECIALLY BAD ONES
EVEN THOUGH THIS DEPUTY PROSECUTOR WAS PLACED ON PAID
ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE ALMOST TWO MONTHS AGO, NO ONE
TOLD THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OR THE HUMAN
COMMISSIONER AL FRENCH 24;20 clearly the prosecutor
is a separately elected official.
he can run his office in the way he thinks is in
the best interest of the county but we would we would,
as a board, appreciated a heads up before finding
out literally in the news yesterday 24;32