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Former Shasta Sheriff slammed by Sheriff’s Association

Former Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini slammed by the Sheriff's Administrative Association. Action News Now reached out to the former sheriff about the claims made and has not yet received a response.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 7:06 PM
Updated: Jun 23, 2021 8:44 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Former Shasta County Sheriff Eric Magrini slammed by the Sheriff's Administrative Association (SAA). Action News Now reached out to the former sheriff about the claims made and is working to get a response.

The SAA said it sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors About the "potentially illegal and unethical behaviors." However, the letter would not elaborate on that.

The letter also goes on to say that members held no confidence in both the sheriff and undersheriff.

Action News Now spoke with Supervisor Patrick Jones about the allegations.

“It does not look good when you have a vote of no confidence and then he gets rehired within the county in a management position,” said Jones. “But then you have a vote of no confidence in a management position.”

In the same letter sent by the SAA, the organization said that back in January the Deputy Sheriff’s Association issued a vote of no confidence in both the former sheriff and now acting Sheriff Jason Barnhart.

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office sent this statement to Action News Now:

“Undersheriff Barnhart is committed to serving the community as the Acting Sheriff while the Shasta County Board of Supervisors determines their process to select or appoint the person who will serve the remainder of the current term.

The men and women of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide a professional level of service to our community while treating members of the public with courtesy and respect.”

Supervisor Mary Rickert declined to comment on the statement released by the SAA. Action News Now is working to hear back from the board members.

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