No Arrest Powers For Delaware Sheriffs!

The following is a link to the decision handed down today in regards to the law suit of  Sussex County Sheriff, Jeff Christopher.  You can read the entire thing, or simply jump to the bottom where the judge says,     “This Court declares and holds that a sheriff in Delaware shall not be involved in law enforcement and shall not act in any capacity as a police officer or peace officer. This decision moots the Sheriff’s complaints that the County has not properly funded his office and attempts to meddle in his business. IT IS SO ORDERED.”     After all the rest is merely a rehash of the argument that the sheriff has been making all along.  I wouldn’t be me, if I didn’t point out that this decision is directly in line with the argument I have made all along against the sheriff’s view of the issue. Of course this may not be the end of the issue, Sheriff Christopher is well within his rights to take this to a higher court if he so wishes. Personally I think it would be a waste of time and tax payer dollars to do so just to receive the same judgment, but that is a decision that the Sheriff will have to make. Will he put the well being of the people ahead of his own wishes? We will have to wait and see.

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