Firing of Sussex Deputy Upheld

GEORGETOWN, DE – The Sussex County Board of Personnel has unanimously upheld the firing of Sheriff’s deputy Ishmael Torres.  By a 3-0 vote the board agreed that County Administrator Todd Lawson had acted properly in dismissing Torres for the filing of questionable overtime requests.

Supporters of Sheriff Jeff Christopher have argued that the dismissal of Torres was politically motivated.  Christopher has filed suit against the county and state of Delaware in response to their position that Christopher and his deputies are not law enforcement officers and lack the legal authority to make arrests.

photos courtesy of the Cape Gazette

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