Sheriff dispels notions of deputy in trouble or under investigation - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/11/09

Sheriff dispels notions of deputy in trouble or under investigation

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By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Reports of a criminal investigation concerning a Lubbock sheriff's deputy have been overblown. That's what Sheriff David Gutierrez tells NewsChannel 11. 

Major Don Carter was demoted to a Deputy last month. Gutierrez says Carter is not in any trouble, and he's not accused of any wrongdoing.  Gutierrez says he demoted carter due to a number of issues.  But, what it really came down to, he says, was that the Sheriff's Office was not moving quickly enough to transition to a new jail.

Gutierrez says Carter is welcome to work his way back up the ranks and that he is a man of integrity. Gutierrez also says carter has been unfairly scrutinized after the demotion.

So why demote him all the way back down to a Deputy?  Gutierrez says there was no opening at the rank of Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant, etc. 

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