The Erie County Sheriff was grilled over misconduct involving sheriff’s deputies.
Sheriff Timothy Howard took questions for nearly two hours Thursday while appearing before the legislature’s public safety committee meeting.
The county’s top law enforcement leader was questioned at length about alleged cases of deputies engaging in inappropriate behavior.
“I never said that I was not willing to discuss any of the six points in legislator Johnson’s letter,” stated Sheriff Howard.
The Erie County Legislature’s Democratic Majority says Sheriff Howard hasn’t appeared before the legislature’s public safety committee in two years.
Sheriff Howard appeared virtually and asked about professional standards and the handling of several misconduct cases involving sheriff deputies.
The alleged incidents were outlined in a letter from committee public safety committee chairman Howard Johnson: