Roth: What’s all wrong
Sheriff Joe DiSalvo accepting 5% of the vodka company/bicycle from Lance Armstrong clearly shows the potential appearance of impropriety. Joe shouldn’t accept gifts.
The excessive turnover needs to be considered from a human resource and organizational behavior standpoint. Is Joe in denial about the real problem?
Joe has openly admitted that this election is personal. It appears that his personal vendetta against Michael has made the Bumps incident a convenient scapegoat. Why wasn’t this event on the schedule and re-assigned when Michael was tasked for training out of town? Sounds like a lack of planning/followup by management.
An inmate sneaked into a jail cell and later was found to have had sex with female inmate. Joe stated “I am embarrassed. I can’t even give you a good excuse. I want the community to know that this is unacceptable.” Aspen Times, Nov. 2, 2017.
Then, an inmate committed suicide with an electrical cord. “We did something wrong. The cord shouldn’t have been there. I got no defense.” Newsweek, Nov. 5, 2019.
Joe’s lack of commitment and dedication to the jail after these incidents are baffling and concerning.
“I really don’t have a dog in this fight. It’s up to you to build the jail, determine its size, and figure out how to pay for it. It’s not the sheriff’s job.” Aspen Daily News, Aug. 10.
Is this the kind of attitude and resolve you want from your sheriff? While Joe has many loyal supporters, some should take off the blinders and critically evaluate Joe’s performance.
Pass the baton to Mr. Buglione.