by Mike Masnick
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 10:52am
Sheriff Dean Kimpel in Shelby County, Ohio is facing accusations of sexual harassment, and apparently doesn't want to talk about it at all. So when a local reporter sent him some emails with questions about the allegations, Kimpel's response was apparently to file a criminal harassment complaint against the reporter (via Radley Balko). The reporter, Kathy Leese, is understandably upset about this. The city prosecutor is still deciding what to do about the charges, but so far has not approved the Sheriff's report -- so there's a chance this will be cut short. However, just the fact that Kimpel did this seems like a clear abuse of power against a reporter doing her job.
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