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Burke County sheriff spending examined

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Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams remains defiant amidst criticism that he spends lavishly and also spends a hefty amount of time away from his job traveling to promote himself and his books — all on the taxpayers' dime.

Williams countered that most of the spending being criticized comes fro...

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  1. I’d trust the sheriff before I’d trust a political hack. Sounds like the politician doesn’t like that the sheriff won’t kiss their behinds. I have a cousin that works for Williams and he says he’s a great man and as great peace officer. I’ll believe him because I know how honest he is and I know how long he’s been in the policing business..

  2. Just my opinion. Great Cheshire Cat grin, must be a recent graduate of the H. Davis school of how to spend other peoples money without remorse or accountability. He may or may not be a great sheriff, but when it comes to spending our money, he sucks and should be held accountable.

  3. Would Williams be receiving these “donations” if he were not an elected officer? Of course not. The money clearly belongs to Burke County. I hear he does a good job but he can’t have free reign over the money.

  4. Agencies share and offer resources to each other in many ways. The Sheriff has built an outstanding organization under his leadership and vision. Law enforcement across the Country during these times need leaders such as the Sheriff to share leadership skills to improve policing.

  5. Ruh-Roh. Williams took a page out of Davis’ book. It isn’t too late to man up and make amends. Just say ” I don’t agree, but for the good of the county and department, I will abide by their requirements”.

  6. Hmmmmmm. Where have I heard a very similar story such as this one??? Sounds like he went to the same school as Hardie. As my Grandfather once said many years ago, it’s easy spending someone else’s money! He called them legal Gangsters, thieves, thugs and outlaws! I didn’t understand it back then but I certainly do now by God!

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