sheriff News

Florida Sheriff Offers Parking Spots for Internet Transactions

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is offering what it calls a safer way to close transactions of items bought and sold over the Internet. Two parking spots in front of the sheriff’s Operations Center in Bradenton, have been designated Safe …

Insurer Wants Off Hook in Ex-West Virginia Sheriff’s Case

The insurance pool for West Virginia county governments asked a judge Thursday to declare that it has no obligation to defend a Jefferson County sheriff who resigned in disgrace and pleaded guilty in the beating of a bank robbery suspect. …

North Carolina County Questions Sheriff Behavior

Henderson County commissioners are asking the sheriff now on leave because of mental illness to respond to rumors he has moved to settle legal complaints by his employees. The commissioners sent Sheriff Rick Davis a letter seeking information after a …

Sheriff: Drag Racing Big Problem for Georgia County

Authorities say drag racing is a serious problem in Burke County, where two people were killed when a car careened out of control during a drag race on Sunday. The Augusta Chronicle reports that the deaths happened less than three …

Louisiana Sheriff Admits No Contract with A&E for T.V. Show

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois says it’s no problem that his department doesn’t have a contract with the production company filming a planned A&E reality show called “Cajun Blue.” Records show taxpayers have had to cover the $1,000 insurance deductible …

Insurance Won’t Cover Idaho County Sheriff for Personnel Claims

Owyhee County’s insurer told the county commissioners it would no longer cover the sheriff against any claims involving personnel matters, prompting the commissioners to again ask Sheriff Daryl Crandall to resign. Crandall said he plans to finish his term, which …

Bill to Aid Florida Crash Victim to Get Earlier Start

Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos says a bill compensating a car crash victim will get an earlier start in the 2012 legislative session. Haridopolos appeared Tuesday at a news conference with Eric Brody and his parents to support the nearly …

Arizona Man Files Claim Against Maricopa Sheriff’s Office

A notice of claim has been filed against Maricopa County sheriff’s detectives by a Phoenix man who claims humiliation, emotional distress and property damage from a high-profile raid on his property. The Arizona Republic reports the raid last March included …

Missouri Deputies Nab 5 Suspected Copper Thieves

A southwest Missouri sheriff’s department says deputies have worked hundreds of overtime hours to catch suspected copper thieves who’ve been disrupting phone service for months. Five men from Springfield and nearby towns are now under arrest in Greene County on …

Woman Files $1.5M Tort Claim Against County in Idaho

A Boise woman who says she had a sexual encounter with an on-duty Ada County Sheriff’s sergeant while she was intoxicated has filed a $1.5 million tort claim against the county. The tort claim filed March 15 says the encounter …