Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Maketa says he won't resign

Posted By on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 3:58 PM

click to enlarge Maketa: He's staying put. - FILE PHOTO
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  • Maketa: He's staying put.
County Commissioner Peggy Littleton, fresh from a trip out of the country, Tuesday morning blurted out that she wants Sheriff Terry Maketa to resign his office. Her comments came during the regular El Paso County Board of County Commissioners meeting.

In response, Maketa issued a news release this afternoon, saying he has no plans to resign and will finish the final seven months of his third four-year term:
Many inquiries have been made to the Sheriff's Office asking for public comment from Sheriff Terry Maketa concerning statements made by one of the County Commissioners at this morning's Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) meeting.

As each of you know, there is pending litigation and there are ongoing investigations involving El Paso County, the Sheriff's Office and individual deputies.

Sheriff Terry Maketa will not be commenting on the litigation, the allegations or the investigations. Sheriff Maketa is committed to a fair and impartial investigation based on facts and law and asks all responsible parties to respect the legal process.

Sheriff Maketa was duly elected by the citizens of El Paso County and has seven months remaining in his term. His intention is to complete the term to which he has been elected.

All members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, both sworn and civilian are committed to serving and protecting the citizens of this county. All will continue to perform their duties and serve with the utmost professionalism and level of care the citizens of El Paso County deserve.
Meantime, KOAA-TV is reporting that attorney Erin Jensen spoke to commissioners saying his client submitted a complaint about the sheriff to Commissioner Sallie Clark in 2010, the same year the Independent reported Maketa's involvement with two female employees, and other matters.

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