Voters recall Dundy County Sheriff

Posted on AllSides November 15th, 2023
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BENKELMAN, Neb. (KSNB) - By a decisive margin, voters in Dundy County Tuesday decided to recall Sheriff CJ Smith. The McCook Gazette newspaper reported the vote was 712-63. Smith was elected in 2022, but was not a Nebraska certified law enforcement officer at the time. State law allows for a non-certified person to be elected sheriff, but requires that they receive training and earn certification within eight months. Smith failed to get certified. The Gazette quoted one of Smith’s opponents, who cited a “pattern of deliberate omissions, falsifications, or misrepresentations”...

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