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Who can arrest the sheriff?

With all the recent investigation into the misuse of public funds surrounding the current El Paso County Sheriff, Terry Maketa, the question has come up, "who can arrest the sheriff if he does something illegal?"  It may surprise you that the person to perform the duties of the sheriff when the sheriff is a party to a case is the coroner. So if the sheriff becomes a defendant in the case the coroner would be the one to perform the duties of the sheriff and arrest him.     

The County Coroner is elected to serve the citizens of El Paso County. Dr. Robert C. Bux is the current elected County Coroner serving the community along with six full time deputy coroners and a Histologist. 

Continue reading - http://www.9news.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/23/terry-maketa-sex-scandal/9489387/

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