Jerry Sheridan, MCSO Chief Deputy, Considers Legal Options After Slurs by Ex-Deputy Chief

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Jerry Sheridan, chief deputy for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, is said to be contemplating his legal options following the release of an ex-deputy chief's gossip-filled book.

Sheridan didn't call New Times back after we called him for comment before printing Friday's article about the newly released book by former veteran deputy Brian Sands, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio's spokeswoman, Lisa Allen, did.

Sheridan "has contacted an attorney," Allen tells us. "He is looking to find out if there's a case here about his reputation [being] defamed."

Of particular concern to Sheridan are statements by Sands that allege apparent bigotry.

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Sands is Arpaio's former chief of enforcement, and oversaw the sheriff's immigration sweeps and employer-sanction investigations, among other things. He retired after 30 years on the force in August of 2013, a few months after a federal judge ruled that the sheriff's office had discriminated against Hispanics.

Sheridan, also a veteran MCSO employee, was the former chief of detention at the agency until his promotion in 2011, which occurred after Sheriff Joe Arpaio fired his previous chief deputy, David Hendershott, for misconduct. Sheridan was "ethnically biased," according to Sands. "He would, from time to time, speak in derogatory terms, reference groups of people, and appeared to think he was funny." He gives the example of Sheridan making a wisecrack about a black deputy's "genes."

Allen says she's never heard Sheridan say anything like that.

"There isn't a racist bone in that man's body," she says, adding that the accusations "come out of left field."

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The book's statements about Sheridan expressing support for Irish Republican Army leader Bobby Sands, for instance, was a mischaracterization of a joke between them, Allen says.

The sheriff's spokeswoman blasted back at Sands' depictions in the book of the sheriff and his top people.

"If you can judge a book by its cover, this book is as juvenile and unprofessional and silly as the cover itself," she says."Of all of the people he criticized, we couldn't remember anytime where he stood up and said absolutely not, this is wrong, we're going about it the wrong way. He didn't do it about sex crimes, the birther investigation... illegal immigration. Now to say all of us are incompetent, corrupt, it's mind-boggling,"

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Irish326
Irish326

Anyone that works for Arpaio has to be as corrupt as he is.  I think your reputation is at question just because who you work for!  And if you were so squeaky clean you wouldn't let this book bother you!  Karma is a bitch!  Is the house of cards going to start falling? 

marcy
marcy

Sheridan's reputation defamed?  LOL


Now that's funny.  Crawl back under your MCSO rock Jerry.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

Funny stuff. Sands is a POS and always will be but I love it when they air their dirty laundry and start attacking one another. 

car_del99
car_del99

I wonder if Sands is talking to the feds , about everything he knows about the joker and  others ?

Chapter-2
Chapter-2

Can't go lower than zero on the defamation chart.  Sands was smart to cut his losses and repent.  Look forward to the Chapter 2 review.  Lisa...your chapter is coming up.  Be sure to have your tasty comments ready.

DNichols
DNichols

For "Character to be "Defamed" you must first have clean character right?

Under Convicted Racist Sheriff Arpaio, in the Corrupt M.C.S.O.  I don't believe any exists in any of Arpaio's Ring.



annarkey14
annarkey14

Lisa Allen said, "Of all of the people he criticized, we couldn't remember anytime where he stood up and said absolutely not, this is wrong, we're going about it the wrong way. He didn't do it about sex crimes, the birther investigation... illegal immigration. Now to say all of us are incompetent, corrupt, it's mind-boggling,"

Gee Lisa, do you realize what you just said? The fact that there WAS a "birther investigation" or that hundreds of sex crimes went un-investigated, or that the Sheriff's office has been FOUND GUILTY OF RACIAL PROFILING IN A COURT OF LAW......Proves that all of you ARE incompetent AND corrupt.

What is "mind boggling" is your denial.

littlebirdie
littlebirdie

Hey Jerry, I'm assuming the Sheriff doesn't like you being in the headlines this weekend.  He usually works for that spot.  Perhaps you need to tell him about your special relationships with Mr. Stapely and Ms. Wilson.  We all know you came on your white horse to save the day when Hendy locked horns.  But we all know the special budget deals that you made.

Jimmie Ray King
Jimmie Ray King

Why doesn't N.T. spend more time criticizing the guy they hung their hat on?OVOMIT. Instead of some low level local sheriff? lmao!! pathetic.The U.S. is crumbling before our eyes and OVOMIT has been on vacation the whole time and all N.T. cares about is Joe? He must have gotten the better of you at one point!!lol

Original-American
Original-American

I'm sure Jerry Sheridan would sweat profusely and possibly piss in his pants, if he were to hang out with non-white Americans for a day. That's an indication that he's a perfectly bred racist, no different from dead neo-Nazi "baby killer" J.T. Ready.

littlebirdie
littlebirdie

little birdie says indictments are coming down - big RICO deal.  Once this happens, be like dominos falling.

fankromank555
fankromank555

lol, what about that fat pompous windbag Arpaio himself? Any word from that corrupt bought and paid for pompous arse?


AnonCrypt.tk

Stephen Grange
Stephen Grange

The "legal option" means depositions and that would lead to being on record ...It ain't gonna happen...Too much to cover up.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Jerry, I'm here to tell ya that it's perfectly legal to ruin someone's reputation if all the things said (in Sands' book) are true. You may have a tough row hoe in proving that he slandered you.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Kinda hard to claim defamation when everything you've ever done is public record.

Plus, Sheridan has a higher public profile, meaning his claim of defamation is subject to actual malice.

Good luck with that bullshit lawsuit Jerry. You're gonna need it.

ed.snowden
ed.snowden


I think you may have missed a few.Freeman is chief gossiper, ol’ lady and cover-up artist (i.e., sex crimes, special personnel).That pesky abuse of power case has been re-opened since certain persons like Sands have left, but have a lot hard evidence collected over the years of evil deeds and now it’s turned into one big sweet RICO deal.So why would Sands write a book after 30 years?And offer up sequels – more to come?Who else is out there with potentially a lot of dirt to sling?I think some of these people have already come forward and lots of other people better start confessing their sins before it’s too late.They’ll go easier on you if you turn over evidence before you’re part of the steamroller.Remember the deputy that hung himself supposedly?What did he have hiding up in the attic?Perhaps the Federal Monitor is starting to shake the bushes.There is no way this big implosion shuts down pretty.It all comes down to Sheriff Joe.He is the head enabler and having the flu or amnesia won’t be a way out.Purging is the only solution.

Original-American
Original-American

Oh I'm sure everyone knows that Sheridan is a rabid racist, just like that neo-Nazi scum who was arrested in Mesa last week. You know the one who looks like a drag queen cross-dresser with lame tats up to his neck? If the 83 year old Flaccid Failure's breeds corruption and racism in his dept. Sheridan is just as much a part of that filthy scum as arpaio is. Sheridan isn't being defame. Those are just facts everyone knows about.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Let's review Joke's top staff...


Hendershott - fired

Joel Fox and Larry Black - a happy young couple flocking on a beach

Sands - Gone, for reasons we may never know

Sheridan - Pond scum is higher on the evolutionary scale

Drivinghawk - in prison after being caught embezzling 80m

Rampey - forment head of MSCO IT, and arrested for stealing MCSO data after he left MCSO.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@car_del99 shhhhh.................dont jinx it. sing little one , sing to your hearts content


wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@car_del99 I hope so. If not, maybe they will fight their way trough the book.  I read it - painful as it was. There was nothing in it that had not been exposed/discussed here on PNT.  The difference is that when PNT staff write about it, that's "allegations" but when Sands writes about it, it's confession.  That's ironic.  These guys know what is going on but they get no credence until someone "who KNOWS" pipes in. That blows! Kudos to the PNT staff!  You guys are awesome!

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@devilsbeatwildscats "That is the question. Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows outrageous fortunes or take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing, end them."


Ol' Bill was right on with THAT one, wasn't he?

car_del99
car_del99

You must be a very stupid kind of person , aren't you ?

aholestfu
aholestfu

As I didn't vote for Obama, I am sure happy with seeing my 401K's rising everyday... My stock portfolio is grinning from ear to ear also... I do not miss what Bush (the guy I voted for) did to my retirement funds..

DNichols
DNichols

@littlebirdie 

Ah Ricoh Funds, the M.C.S.O. upper managements favorite funds to embezell from.


Shift them through a few bank accounts then start a cuttin personal checks right sticky fingers Joe?!


To: Justice even for Corrupt "Law Enforcement"?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@littlebirdie then that would make you the Blue Bird of Happiness wouldnt it?................always good to hear the Blue Bird of Happiness sing. sing some more of that lovely tune Blue Bird

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

I will reward little birdie with a shot of rum if it is true :)

ed.snowden
ed.snowden

@eric.nelson745 I'm sure that Sands has alot more reserved for Lisa.  Wait for the 2nd edition.  The juicy part about Lisa and Munnell (among others).  I hear there is alot more out there.  Why did Jerry get his girlfriend Lisa to comment?  Big mistake.  Not a racist bone in his body?  Really?  Hello? Melendrez?  There is no defense here.  And all you 'silent' mcso employees and chiefs better take heed - looking the other way is not a defense.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Oh and Lisa, be quiet unless you want Sands to write a book about YOU.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@MaskedMagician1967 When joke fails to get elected in 2016, the investigations of his corruption will come to light!

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@ed.snowden Hahaha. I don't recall, I don't remember, but I don't think Joe had a going-away party for Sands.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@ed.snowden That would certainly explain why he was in so much of a hurry to publish it that he didn't bother taking the time to proofread...

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows sure we will know why Sands is gone............now that he started slinging the mud, it will all come out (may or may not be the truth, but i am sure we will hear lots of different reasons for his departure soon)

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

@mikefrombisbee  Thought maybe CBP got you, LOL  ...Sands defined  Sheridan first ,classic strategic Political move ...

DnicholsISaKooK
DnicholsISaKooK

RICO case, not to be confused with RICO funds...except by people chasing chem trails...

DNichols
DNichols

@DnicholsISaKooK 

Keep sucking your snorkel.


Stay anonymous you cowering trash.

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