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Our sources sent us a picture of Reserve Officer Melson who according to our sources has been a reserve deputy for the Lawrence County SO for at least 10 years. His Lawrence County patrol car sits in the front yard of his house. He’s allowed to drive the patrol car home and answers calls. What’s the problem? Well, he’s never attended The APOS Training Academy. Melson has been working for Sheriff Mitchell for approximately 10 years. He has never been certified. Reserve officer fall under strict criteria as seen below. Melon must be special to the sheriff as our sources tell us no other reserve officers have a take-home SO patrol car. Not Melson's fault of course; we can rightfully blame his boss for allowing it.
Lawrence County we hear you loud and clear. Reserve deputies in Morgan County have/had take-home patrol cars as do corrections officers and believe it or not so does the Chaplains. The only way sheriffs are going to be forced to follow ethics and Alabama Law is when the State Attorney General, the Ethics Committee, and Governor Ivey take charge and start prosecuting elected officials.
While we are on our soapbox we have problems with the Attorney for Ms. Ford who is accusing Judge Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Not for the complaint but for making demands that none of us females across the nation could possibly demand. We as women who accuse men of sexual harassment are required by law to face our attacker in court. Are Ms. Ford and her attorney setting a precedent of demands that will not be afforded to all women across the nation.
What is it about folks such as Ms. Ford and sheriff Ana Franklin that believe the everyday citizen's rules do not apply to them. We understand that is isn't just women who have that mentality. Dang! We have 49 male sheriffs in the state that believe it is OK for them to take food funds because they believe the State Attorney General opinions do not apply to them. Then we have Franklin who knew or should have known if she has an IQ of average intelligence that the food funds was off limits for her.
Let's just say that either Alabama citizens are electing sheriffs of less than average intelligence or the sheriffs know the difference between right and wrong and at least 49 of those sheriffs chose to take inmate food funds ignoring legal opinions.