Sheriff Sid Causey has four more years to serve unless he is removed from office.
He can be removed and will be removed if there are enough people in the community willing to sign a petition and make a political stand.
If we can get 1000 signatures to this petition then those of us that are upset with the scandalous actions of the Sheriff and his Office will circulate a written petition and present it to a Judge.
Email this to everyone you know.
For Gary Rummer, John T. Lewis and Peyton Strickland
North Carolina statute that allows for a resident superior court judge to rule on any petition brought by five or more citizens and approved by either the county attorney or district attorney.
"The statute provides for the various factors that could cause a sheriff to be removed."
According to that statute, those include:
Willful or habitual neglect or refusal to perform the duties of his office
Willful misconduct or maladministration in office
Upon conviction of a felony
Intoxication, or upon conviction of being intoxicated.
The procedure is neither a criminal nor civil one and does not require a jury.
I think it wouldn't be difficult to prove, Willful misconduct or maladministration in office , all we would need is the County Attorney or District Attorney to sign off on it.
The county has a liability issue at stake. Showing a corrective attempt at fixing the problem may go a long way in the penalty phase, in both Rummer and Strickland civil trials. I seriously doubt the DA will sign on. It would be a political mess for him. Both Democrats, both elected officials, not many have the nerve to do something like that. But the County Attorney would be showing good faith.
After all this man receives 30 million dollars of tax payer money and hands us an unarmed dead teenager as his legacy. If this was the only time death came as a result of improper training and authority it would be one thing, but there is a history here.
Time to round up the troops and make a go at getting rid of this man and his staff.
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