Verbal Smackdown Inside Alachua County Commission Meeting
Elected representatives inside an Alachua county commission meeting Tuesday night let loose. A sheriff's office presentation quickly transformed into a match up between Sheriff Sadie Darnell and Commissioner Mike Byerly. Darnell accused him of being disrespectful of law enforcement. He argued with crime rates down the sheriff's office shouldn't get any more money.
"Long term steady decline in the calls of service for the sheriff means there is less call load, less calls for service, less crime to respond to and that in my mind needs to translate at some point into less budget," said Byerly.
"What he (Byerly) does is approach it in a very knee jerk, simplistic way of saying those numbers are going down therefore people need to go down. It won't work," said Darnell.
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