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Prosecutor won’t file charges against Kansas sheriff

Associated Press - December 16, 2013 1:07 am

A Kansas lawmaker says some state courts have failed to comply with a new state law on public requests for probable cause statements.

A special prosecutor has announced that no criminal charges will be filed against the Hamilton County sheriff.

The Garden City Telegram reports that Sheriff Richard Garza voluntarily placed himself on administrative leave following his arrest in September.

Scott City Attorney John Shirley said in an initial report that the incident stemmed from a “family matter” where no physical violence occurred. Shirley was appointed special prosecutor at the request of the Hamilton County attorney.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says Garza’s return to duty was effective Friday.

Information from: The Garden City (Kan.) Telegram

Fred Hanson

December 16, 2013 at 8:12 am

There you go once again the legal community protecting their own.

Fuchs Mi

December 16, 2013 at 8:54 am

Amen brother

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