The following content was sent to us from Derek Myers, Spokesperson for Sheriff Charles S. Reader.
Scioto post specifically was asked to release this statement regarding the state attorney general’s actions against Sheriff Reader of Pike County Ohio.
We live in a society where one is innocent until proven guilty. While there are procedures in place in state law for a charged-public official to be temporarily suspended from office pending the resolution of cases, our founding fathers through constitutional amendments, and the Supreme Court, have put in place a fundamental principal for all men and women. It was the state legislature who put a state statute in place for a statewide office holder to politically capitalize by filing a suspension petition without due process to the accused.