Investigations target the O.C. Sheriff’s department

Even with Mike Carona gone from the O.C. Sheriff’s department, things are still going downhill. Its like Carona’s stink is still lingering. The L.A. Times has reported that Carona’s pick to replace him as Sheriff, Jack Anderson, “broke the law last year when he appeared in uniform before the San Clemente City Council and tried to discourage it from endorsing a former lieutenant for sheriff.”

Here are a few excerpts from the Times article:

In a warning letter released Thursday, the attorney general’s office informed Anderson that his prepared remarks and purpose for attending the council meeting were clearly political and that he should not have been in uniform when he made his presentation.

…it could leave the acting sheriff open to a civil lawsuit, according to the letter written by Senior Assistant Atty. Gen. Gary Schons. If county resources were used to facilitate his appearance at the meeting, it might have been a crime, Schons wrote.

John M.W. Moorlach, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, said he hoped Anderson would learn from his mistake. He would not say whether he thought it would affect Anderson’s candidacy.

In related news, a “special grand jury investigating a high-profile jail death has delivered its findings

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