Aspen Sheriff Candidates Debate Drug Policy
Aspen does not allow undercover operations. As I've written before, Sheriff Candidate Joe DiSalvo would keep that policy.
At a debate last night between the three candidates vying for Pitkin County Sheriff, two said they would reverse the policy. Candidate Rick Magnuson, who as I've written before, would make a terrible Sheriff in my view, said:
He pinned the valley’s suicide rate, which is twice the state average, on lax enforcement of drug laws. Magnuson lamented the policy of DiSalvo’s law enforcement agency, which also does not permit undercover sting operations to bust drug dealers, saying it’s something he would like to change.
The third candidate, an ex-cop in Florida and New York, wants to bring in big city cops to Aspen.
DiSalvo is sticking to his guns, and the policies of outgoing Sheriff Bob Braudis [More...]:
DiSalvo responded to the discussion by saying he believed the people of Pitkin County deserve to know who their cops are and that he wouldn’t bring in undercover officers. “This community would not stand for it, which is the beginning of this whole thing,” DiSalvo said.
Another DiSalvo position (see my prior post):
We don’t hassle people, we don’t screw around with people,” DiSalvo said. “I think that’s important.”
Vote for Joe DiSalvo for Sheriff.
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