What constitutes malfeasance of office for an elected sheriff?

UPDATED: Nov 4, 2011

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What constitutes malfeasance of office for an elected sheriff?

The elected sheriff ran for and was elected to the office knowing the position did not include dependent medical. He has now taken monies from his budget that were assigned to other line items and moved the money to pay for not only his dependent medical costs but also his chief deputy.

Asked on November 4, 2011 under Employment Labor Law, Washington


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, it appears that the sheriff that was newly elected has improperly transferred funds for his and his cheif deputy's personal use that may or not be allocated for the use that they will apply it to. The issue is really a political allocation issue best addressed by the county supervisors for the sheriff's department in its locality.

From what you have written, I recommend that you contact your county supervisor on the telephone and in wriitng about the concerns you have that you have written about requesting an invesitgation into it.

Good question.

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