Troubling Deputy Reinstatements

Statement by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on the Sheriff’s Recent Deputy Reinstatements

“We’ve seen the Sheriff reinstate individuals accused of domestic violence and excessive use of force, and he seems to think that he can continue doing this unilaterally. I assert that there is no upside to having the Sheriff’s Department tarnished by reinstating deputies who are not fit to serve. It does not help public safety or public confidence to reverse reforms that we have worked so hard to put in place.”