Friday, January 06, 2006

Elected Sheriff Editorial

The Tacoma News Tribune writes in its editorial this morning that the Pierce County Charter Review Commission should talk about electing a Sheriff and then reject the idea.

We need to have someone present the pro side of this issue.


At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read the editorial and must observe that the problems noted were also present in the Seattle and Tacoma police departments, both of which had an appointed chief, at about the same time. Many police departments, large and small, have had extensive corruption problems. Whomever wrote the editorial didn't do much research. An appointed sheriff or appointed chief must also satisfy the police guild or union as well as the appointing authority, but don't have to worry about the voter so long as the other entities are satisfied. It is interesting to note that the corruption scandals in Seattle and Tacoma were essentially uncovered by investigative reporters from the free press.
George Robison


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