Police investigate more suspected criminal actions of Jackson sheriff


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) — An ongoing controversy takes another turn as it’s revealed investigators are looking into more suspected criminal activity at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s been six months since this scandal first broke and Michigan State Police say more investigating needs to be done at the sheriff’s office.


Det. Lt. Tom DeClercq says in the past two weeks, MSP investigators have been asked by the Attorney General’s Office to investigate some actions by Sheriff Steve Rand that may be criminal in nature. 


Back in March, it was revealed state police were looking into allegations that Rand misused funds from the sheriff’s office.


That investigation is still being reviewed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.


However, DeClercq would not say if these new developments are related to the previous investigation.


Schuette is also reviewing requests for the governor to remove Sheriff Rand from office.


Those requests came from local officials after a sheriff’s office employee launched a lawsuit in February that claims Rand discriminates and uses derogatory language.


Sheriff Rand did not return messages for comment.


However, in previous interviews, Rand told 6 News that he was certain he would be cleared of any wrongdoing.

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