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Sheriff Clayton: "Recent Shootings Are Not Just A Law Enforcement Problem, But A Societal Issue."

Jul 8, 2016

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton
Credit Washtenaw County Sheriff Department

It's been a volatile week of citizen and police shootings that impacts everyone on all levels.

Locally, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton sent a message to his deputies and employees of the sheriff's department telling them they must remain vigilant and committed to a strong partnership between law enforcement and the community.

Sheriff Clayton says he is reminding Sheriff Department employees to provide service and enforce the law in a fair and equitable way built on deeds, not words.

Sheriff Clayton says the events of recent days is not just a law enforcement problem, but a societal issue.

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