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Sheriff faces 'no confidence' vote from Santa Clara County supervisors

Original post made on Aug 26, 2021

In a scathing recital of alleged mismanagement by the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office, two supervisors are proposing a formal vote of "no confidence" to be issued against Sheriff Laurie Smith during this Tuesday's board meeting.

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Posted by Jeremy Erman
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 26, 2021 at 6:01 pm

Jeremy Erman is a registered user.

Sheriff Smith's job is to defend and secure the safety of people in Santa Clara County, yet when bad things happen in her department, she offers excuses and points fingers at others instead of taking responsibility. She's had years to reform the county jails, yet documented abuses keep happening. Death and injury to inmates are not things we should tolerate while she takes her "time" to fix the "culture" of her department. This resolution of "No Confidence" is an unfortunate but necessary step for the Board of Supervisors to take.

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