Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand could be facing a recall if petition language is approved tomorrow.
The three petitions submitted are:
-On August 8th 2017, Sheriff Rand accidently discharged a hand gun in his office, causing damage to the floor and carpet. Sheriff Rand did not report the incident, and attempted to cover it up. This is a violation of Michigan Law Section:752.863a
-The Jackson County Board of Commissioners requested Rand resign his position by May 1, 2018 or lose all county benifits (sic). Action was caused by several statements Rand made during staff meetings at the Sheriff’s Dept. Sheriff Rand said of a court employee: “I always wanted to do a snuff film with her, and she could be the star. I would put one in the back of her head as I (ejaculate).”
-The Jackson County Board of Commissioners requested he resign his position as sheriff by May 1, 2018 or lose all county benifits (sic). Action was caused by several statements Rand made during Staff meetings at the Sheriffs Department in the presence of many others. Sheriff Rand said of a County Court Employee: “I always wanted to do a snuff film with her, and she could be the star. I would put one in the back of her head as I (ejaculate)”.
If the Board of State Canvassers signs off, the next step is for supporters of the recall to gather more than 13,000 signatures in the next six months. Rand can only be removed from office by a recall or governor’s order.
The board will consider “whether the recall petitions submitted by Dean Schuette on October 29th, 2018 state factually and clearly each reason for the recall of Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand” during a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 2 p.m. in Room 426 of the State Capitol Building in Lansing, 100 N. Capitol Ave.
The meeting notice goes on to say “A person may address the Board on any agenda item at the end of the meeting. A person who wishes to address the Board on an agenda item at the time the item is being discussed must submit a written request to the Chairperson of the Board prior to the opening of the meeting. Persons addressing the Board are allotted three minutes. People with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation in this meeting should email email@example.com or contact Lydia Valles at 517-241-4662.