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Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Ethics and a Tale of Two Counties
Folks, We have here two Alabama Sheriff Offices with a similar issue and a widely and wildly difference. Here's the first one:
BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Ethics Commission says a former sheriff's deputy violated the state ethics law by falsifying time cards last year.
Baldwin County District Attorney Bob Wilters told WALA-TV the ruling could force former Sgt. Carl Griffith to repay more than $7,500. Sheriff Huey Mack said earlier his office's internal investigation found Griffith said he was working for the sheriff's office when he was working a second job, or was not working at all.
The Ethics Commission voted Aug. 1 that Griffith committed a "minor violation" of the ethics law, and that the case should be handled administratively and turned over to Wilters' office.
The prosecutor said the ethics commission also recommended that Griffith be fined $1,000.
The station reported Griffith's attorney did not respond to messages.
That was Baldwin County. Now let's shift our focus to (surprise!) Morgan County. Up here we have the same issue multiplied by 1000 at least. Just three deputies (Wilson, Livingston, and Robinson) reported hundreds of hours of overtime they didn't work to the tune of many thousands of dollars. Unlike Sheriff Mack's action to investigate internally, Sheriff Franklin ignored, no, CONDONED what her co-conspirators did. "We don't need no stinkin' investigation. We know who done it and we don't care!" Where was our Chief Deputy who's supposed to be the seasoned professional? "Don't bother me with that crap! I quit working years ago."
The blog admits we don't know beans about Sheriff Mack and Baldwin County. For all we know he diverts inmate food funds, but he took the professional law enforcement action in this case and cleaned under his own doorstep, so to speak. Once again, Ana and her gang of crooks continue to act as though the law can be ignored and ethics don't count. How many days left in her term of office?