Washington sheriff asks court to dismiss recall efforts

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington sheriff has asked the state’s highest court to reject legal arguments seeking his removal. The Daily Herald reported attorneys for Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney are seeking a state Supreme Court review of a lower court ruling allowing an effort to unseat him to move forward. The Committee to Recall Sheriff Fortney accuses him of violating his statutory duties and endangering community peace and safety by saying in an April 21 social media post that he would not enforce Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee’s coronavirus stay-at-home order. The group also leveled other accusations of office misuse by Fortney.

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  1. I am angry that sheriff Fortney is being recalled! I hope he gets a tro from this group! He should not be threatened like this!!

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