Security Positions Removed from LCSO Budget
LIBERTY, August 26, 2014 - On July 31, 2014 Sheriff Bobby Rader wrote his now infamous letter to District Judges and County Court at Law Judge informing them of his intentions to remove three deputies from Courthouse Security Detail on October 1, 2014 the beginning of the new budget year.
On August 6, 2014 i-dineout.com published Rader’s threatening letter.
On August 14, 2014 Sheriff Rader distributed his letter to the media along with a press release and published the letter on his social media Facebook page along with the following comments.
Today in the Commissioners Court Meeting there was an executive session to discuss security measures. County Commissioners, County Judge, County Auditor and our three judges attended the executive session that lasted only a few minutes.
Upon coming out of executive session County Commissioners approved the transfer of funds for Courthouse Security and the Bailiffs from the LCSO Budget to a new special line item in the General Fund to fund these positions.
The new line item in the General Fund coming out of the LCSO Budget will provided the necessary funds to pay for the Bailiff’s and Courthouse Security perhaps under the supervision of the Sheriff’s Department or our local Constable’s to be determined at a later date.
Although the Sheriff's Department will possibly loose six deputy positions to provide courthouse security and bailiff's the effect on taxpayers is neutral.
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