Folks, please click on the URL below to watch the interviews Mr. Privett conducted with Rick Sherman and Sheriff Ana Franklin. It is very enlightening. Franklin admits that deputies do sell ads during their normal duty day in full uniform. The Posse is a nonprofit organization. The money is not audited by the state, and it is doubtful that anyone has reported anything to the IRS in years. All proceeds and purchases for the event should be separated from Sheriff's Office money. According to the three accounts Franklin released to us under an Alabama Open Record Request years ago the sheriff was using the MCSO money for posse purchases instead of the posse funds since 2012.
Blakely wasn't much help to Franklin either. He made it clear his deputies are deputies first. In our opinion, the deputies have been considered second-class citizens since Franklin took office. That is except for the ones that follow mamma Ana and do her bidding. If you don't believe it just ask Blake, JP, and Bones. They have apparently worshiped and done Ana's bidding for years.
Our sources tell us it costs upwards of $25,000.00 dollars per year to utilize and join the Professional Cowboys Association. What part of the money earned went back into the MCSO and to Special Needs?
Morgan County's sheriff told WAAY 31 her deputies sell the ads while on duty. She says it's not widespread.
Posted: May. 3, 2018 3:23 PM
Updated: May. 4, 2018 6:51 AM