Potter County Sherrif indicted

Potter County Sherrif indicted

There are 13 comments on the KVII-TV Amarillo story from Oct 17, 2007, titled Potter County Sherrif indicted. In it, KVII-TV Amarillo reports that:

A Potter County grand jury Wednesday issued public corruption charges against three suspects, two of whom were indicted for illegally using their senior positions at the Potter County Sheriff's Department for ... via KVII-TV Amarillo

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Auburn Hills, MI

#1 Oct 18, 2007
HOPE the F.B.I keeps going on this....we have MANY corrupt people in law enforcement

Shawano, WI

#2 Oct 18, 2007
It's about time something happened to this Crook!!

Fort Mohave, AZ

#3 Oct 18, 2007
I also hope the F.B.I is in this to the end,The law system and alot of young man have been abuse.

Arcata, CA

#4 Oct 19, 2007
I wonder if they are going to fine out about his personal finacing and involvment of local Meth labs? Hope so cause the bastard is guilty of much more tha has been brought to light so far. His wifes alligations were correct alse. He needs to be bought to trial and put in prison with thosed he jailed then maybe justice will be served. Its time that local, county, state and federal office holders be held accountable for their actions.

Auburn Hills, MI

#5 Oct 22, 2007
once again its seems you gotta kick em when they are down..It still holds true just because he is a police officer and gets accused of something he is definetely guilty. Hell your president has illicit sex in office and is turned into a folk hero. Just because we wear the uniform doesnt make us less human. we still cry when we are sad, bleed when we are cut, and fall down just like anyone else. if he did make a mistake, so be it give him his punishment and send him on his way. Sometimes you gotta take the bitter with the sweet. One mistake doesnt mean he is a bad person,a lifetime of serving others and putting your life on the line everyday deserves a little credit, and this doesnt mean he violated anyones civil rights of abused anyone..come on grow up..and while you are bashing the police and talking smack about the system, next time you need help dont call a cop that might be corrupt, call the civil liberties union or someone who really cares..

Auburn Hills, MI

#6 Oct 22, 2007
Hey Damien, im assuming you know the sheriff here personally..NOT>>>spe aking of corrupt, your lovely sheriff Mr. Smith got indicted by the grandjury back several years ago, not on one indictment but several for official misconduct, he resigned plead out to lesser charges, and the real kicker is you fools reelected him to office and he is still there...hows that for stupid....i know this cause i worked there at the time and left shortly afterwords..lets not put the horse before the cart...and talk about sheriff shumate and his ex wife and all the bad things you think you might know about..please...get a life...

Amarillo, TX

#7 Oct 24, 2007
Yep personally

Since: Sep 07

Stevens Point, WI

#8 Oct 24, 2007
It is so nice to know that Rusk County (Henderson)isn't the only place with this stuff going on!!


Eureka, CA

#9 Oct 31, 2007
Hey Rick yea I know him and I dammed sure didnt vote for him during any election because I dont like him cause he's an asshole and I dont really care where you worked/live then or now. As for cops being human dont even start it my father was cop he had an authority problem and he beat me when I was a child until I was able to fight back and I cracked his stinking skull open with a baseball bat, too bad he lived but he never raised a fist to me again. Now I dont want to hear the bs and crap about how they "serve and protect" they never protected me!!!!!!!!!!

Eureka, CA

#10 Oct 31, 2007

Schaumburg, IL

#11 Nov 5, 2007
Damion, I have to say i have all the respect for your dad, sounds like maybe you were a handfull as a kid, guess your actions as an adult are testimony to that. Did the cops are human hit a nerve there or are you always such a grown up. Im guessing you have never voted, and yeah you are right, Sheriff Smith is and was an ass, my point about knowing him was the fact that i served under him, whether anyone cares where i worked...Doesnt take much to light your fuse does it...everyone is capable of making mistakes, i dont think the fact that dear old dad wore the badge, made him abuse you, if indeed he did...there are people in every walk of life that do wrong...you cant comdemn the whole community because of one bad person...oh by the way hows this hostility, macho thing been working out for ya so far in life..no its not the end of the discussion...Life Goes On..no matter what you or I believe..

Truckee, CA

#12 Nov 10, 2007
Just like a cop assuming everything, knows everything and can instantly judge someone. You can repect my father if you wish I dont really care, he was killed by one of his own kind for a drug deal. As for being macho I guess 20 years in the military done that. And no I dont condem the whole community just the guilty esp. those that get caught and get away with it due to the position they helt esp. public officals. Yea life goes on alright long after the thrill of living is gone.

United States

#13 Nov 12, 2007
You know i wasnt assuming anything, you told me you hated your dad and beat him down. I am sure the military didnt teach you that, i was there for several years and it never had that effect on me or my thought process. I dont condone anyone who holds an office of authority and uses it for personal gain or to evade prosecution, that why i dont think to much of J B Smith, that is what he did, and with a smile on his face. His department is one of the most corrupt places i have ever worked, and if you try to tell anyone that it goes on they laugh in your face. even when the truth is there, kinda like ex chief deputy beddingfield and his drugged out son and his use of drugs, he was and still is crooked, but J B SMith still thought he was his right hand man. anyway the list is endless, and like i said it dont make us all bad..as far as the thrill of living, it never goes away, life is what you make of it..ya gott keep smiling, kinda like the first time you look at your newborn grandson in the nursery..it makes life worth living..take care my man take care.

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