I am not sure how much clarity the public will find in tonight's closed door meeting of the Jefferson County Legislature concerning recent misconduct and miscues at the Sheriff' Department.
When you are facing litigation, you just have to keep mum as everything you say is fodder for the plaintiff, and even if you know there is culpability, your first obligation is to protect the public treasury and minimize or prevent exposure.
Like all of you, I am just an observer and whatever I think or say is the result of what I can figure out from news accounts or what I hear through the grapevine.
It's the confluence of incidents that's causing the stir. Any one or two of these items would just be dismissed as personnel items, but this has legislators hearing complaints while on the Stairmaster at the Y, so they feel they have to do something.
Watertown Daily Times | Jefferson County Sheriff’s final report due tonight