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Thursday, January 17, 2019

On the left side of the ring is Sheriff Max Sanders and on the other side of the ring

Blogger Comments:  Folks, Sheriff Max Sanders claims the previous sheriff left the SO in a mess.  We haven't seen the jail and the condition of the jail but if it is a mess shame on the previous administration.  Sanders will eventually get the clean up done.  Our concerns are the sheriff's office property.  We recommend that Sheriff Sanders along with the other new sheriff around the state conduct an audit of all property both accounted for and unaccounted for (to include SO funds from each account) and then call for back-ups such as the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency or the FBI.  How can you run a jail in that kind of mess?  If the SO is a mess, the financial records are a mess as well.

We have heard this kind of stories around the state.  The Jefferson County sheriff just placed the promotions of 19 employees under the merit system on probation and two other employees promotions were outright rescinded.  The new sheriff of Marshall County has enough toilet paper to last three or four years while at the same time he was left with no money for supplies for this year.  Some of these sheriffs are shameful.

Some sheriffs take from one account to make a surplus in another so they can take the money and run.  They have internal employees prepare verbatim tapes of conversations that are not verbatim.  What losers these folks are. 

The new sheriffs in town do not want to make the messes their administrations, use inmate food funds, feed inmates food designated for farm animals, and keep unsanitary conditions in the jail.

https://www.decaturdaily.com/news/lawrence_county/sanders-department-a-mess-when-he-took-over-monday/article_4588db93-d7ee-5115-99f0-1f8abc38be20.html

27 comments:

  1. If weapons are missing and conditions are as they appear in the photos in the Decatur Daily, Sheriff Sanders should ask an outside law enforcement agency to come in and investigate the Gene Mitchell administration, in my opinion!

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  2. I recall one of Ana's campaign supporters screaming that the "surplus" was like a bonus pay for Ana, and how would everyone feel if your boss took your bonus pay away. SMH. Then it was, "she wasn't held in contempt!" I'm at awe of the following Ana had and just how ignorant they all are/were!?! Believing her lies because she paid them well. Greed also causes blindness.

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  3. Was there any documentation as to who got these weapons and equipment that belonged to the county as retirement parting gifts? I think it should be made public exactly who got what. I know Gene Mitchell is ultimately responsible for the inventory of these guns but who in the department did he have assigned to maintaining these records?

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    1. Kenneth Mitchell, the sheriff's brother was responsible for a weapon records.

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    2. So the person who got the county equipment is the same person who's is responsible for the records and the same person is the sheriff's brother? So I think this is why there are nepotism laws in place.

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  4. Yeah but Gene violated the nepotism law and lawrence county personnel handbook and hired his family in violation of the nepotism rule.

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    1. Sounds like Gene was running a family operation. Hired family and then put family in charge in high up positions to control everything.

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    2. This normally only happens for one reason, keep digging Sheriff Sanders.

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    3. Two brothers were the highest paid employees of the sheriff's office, a colonel and a captain! Does that smell funny to anyone else?

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  5. Well Gene taking care of the family all the way to the end.

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  6. All of this needs to be investigated by the state and federal law enforcement agencies.

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  7. I don't understand the high health department score. When was the inspection? Had it been a while? Or are they just given a high score because it is the jail and it's just inmates who are affected. So what if the food is on the floor, as long as the sheriff gets all that left over jail food money.

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  8. Sanders is a cry baby.

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    1. Gene is an unprofessional and vengeful little short man who is trying to get back at Max because Max beat his ass!!!

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  9. I thought that you had to have 10 years and to be vested to be gifted with a weapon at retirement time. I know that there is a law that approves this but thought you had to atleast have 10 consecutive years at LCSO for it to be legal and when they both retired the 1st time were they given a weapon then because if so the second amounts to theft of county property. Also Mitchell will leave a lasting impression of being A sore loser and acting like a big baby. Anything he did that was good will never be remembered now because of his unprofessional actions. LC deserves better than Mitchell and now atleast they have Max and a chance.

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    1. How did the brothers get a gun if they work for the circuit judge as baliffs? Gene said he did not hire his brothers, he said they were hired by Philip reich, circuit judge as baliffs and he had a letter from judge reich to prove it, so how did they get a sheriff's dept gun if they work for circuit judge? There needs to be an investigation.

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    2. Well looks like now 12 years later Gene is confirming he lied to the people of Lawrence County when he said he would not hire his brothers. He is now saying they worked for him for 12 years and are entitled to a department weapon upon their second retirement. What a damn mess Gene Mitchell has this sheriff's department in.

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    3. Ten years in the state retirement system is all that is required

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  10. Gene, did your brothers work for you or circuit judge?

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  11. Gene lied to the people of lawrence county and now we have the proof or he and the brothers broke the law by taking sheriff's department property. Which is it Gene? Why are you being such a sore looser Gene?

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  12. Sheriff Sanders question Gene Mitchell not having pride in the sheriff's department, Gene Mitchell does not respect the sheriff's department because he is a state man, he lives the state anyone around him knows with him it was always state this, state that. Gene never wore his sheriff's department uniform because he was ashamed of the dept. He was sheriff for money, family jobs and ego.

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  13. If Gene Mitchell truly cared about the sheriff's office and was a real professional he would not have held on to the bitterness from losing to Mr. Sanders and he would not have been so vengeful and retaliatory and sore looser. He would not have left or allowed the office to be left in a mess and in such disarray. Very disappointed in Gene Mitchell for spending all the discretionary money just before he went out of office.

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  14. Well now we know why Gene didn't show up for the change over, he was ashamed to face Max knowing what a mess he was leaving the department in.

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    1. If Gene is the professional he claims to be he would not have or allowed the sheriff's department to be left in the bad condition it was left in, you can tell with Gene comments and responses that gene is very, very bitter about getting beat by a political newcomer in his first race.

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    2. He would not have spent all that money without talking with Max either. The decision was made AFTER he got beat to spend $224,000.00 on 7 vehs. He could have left $376,000.00 in the discretionary fund instead of 152K. Should have talked to your sucessor. Poor looser!

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    3. He should not have! Sorry. Creates on words, lol

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  15. For Gene it was all about the power, he had his hand in everything, he was running sheriff's department, county commission, court house, rescue squad, bank head Forrest and I'm sure I'm missing one or two. Guess he thought he was a mini governor, lol

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