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Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:25 AM

Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward says he's resigning over unlawful jail conditions

BURNS, Ore. (AP) Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward says he will resign at the end of 2019 because his department is underfunded and he's concerned about liability from unlawful jail conditions.

Ward was the sheriff during a 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016 by protesters who were angry about restrictions on federal land use.

In an opinion piece posted Wednesday, Ward says the rural county faces an $800,000 budget shortfall that's the result of an accounting error and that is worsening the already woeful funding for the sheriff's department there.

The letter was published in the Burns Times-Herald.

Read more: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/04/18/harney-county-sheriff-dave-ward-says-hes-resigning-over-poor-jail-conditions/3512553002/

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samnsara Apr 2019 #1

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Sat Apr 20, 2019, 06:55 AM

1. and the Bundys got off scott free....after using up all the depts resources....

...scum...

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