SW Missouri Sheriff Rejects Commission's Request to Resign

5 years 7 months 1 week ago August 12, 2011 Aug 12, 2011 Friday, August 12 2011 Friday, August 12, 2011 7:22:00 AM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

GREENFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri county sheriff who has been accused of sexual harassment says he won't resign.

The Dade County Commission asked Sheriff Steve Stapp to resign, in part because of the cost of defending him against the harassment charges.

But Stapp this week told commissioners that he would not resign. The Springfield News-Leader reported Friday that the county of 7,500 residents has spent $8,513 so far on Stapp's defense.

In separate lawsuits, two former sheriff's department accuse Stapp of harassment and retaliation when they complained

 

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