Who is really in charge?

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Valley News - Opinion
I read today the Press Enterprise editorial criticizing the Riverside County Board of Supervisors for bowing to the power of the Riverside Sheriff’s Association by refusing to review the sheriff’s department’s policies and procedures. You have finally exposed the real power inside the 10th largest county in the nation: the RSA. The president of the RSA stood before the county’s governing body and silently reminded them that his organization had financially supported their political careers. But when he took the microphone, the message was loud and clear: the sheriff is in charge and not this board. What was left unsaid is that his union members spent nearly $1 million to get “their guy” elected sheriff, and although on paper he may be in charge, the union is now clear
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