Monday, March 14, 2016

Ammon Bundy comes to aid of embattled Grant County sheriff

Ammon E. Bundy, the jailed leader of the national wildlife refuge takeover in eastern Oregon, is urging people to rally behind Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer as he faces state investigation. Bundy said in a recorded statement posted Sunday to Facebook that Palmer was the only sheriff in Oregon who did not "get caught up in the deception" that occupiers put people at risk in Harney County. The Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, which certifies police officers, has asked the state Justice Department to investigate nine complaints against Palmer. Among those filing complaints were the John Day police chief and the manager of the local dispatch center, who claim Palmer's apparent alliance with militants put the community in danger. "I encourage all people who love freedom to stand with Sheriff Palmer," Bundy said...more

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