Charleston County Sheriff Cannon questioned about sending deputies to Charlotte
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office plans to send 15 deputies and officers to help work security at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Sheriff Al Cannon said he expects the county taxpayers will be reimbursed for much, if not all, of the cost and it’s good training for his employees.
However, a candidate who plans to run for sheriff against Cannon this fall questions the cost and the wisdom of the move.
Mark Whisenant, who filed for sheriff as a Democrat but was among those knocked off the ballot by the S.C. Supreme Court ruling, said he is concerned both about the burden this might place on county taxpayers and why Cannon is not clear about what reimbursement the county will receive.
Read more in tomorrow’s Post and Courier.