Bad situation

Letter to the editor 12/20/12 edition

December 20, 2012 

Dear Editor,

After reading the article about Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz in the Dec. 13 Sierra Star, about his attempts to keep an investigative report about him and how he runs the DA office from going public, I am appalled and frustrated by how our laws meant to protect us can be twisted and perverted by unscrupulous public servants to hide their failure to earn the public trust.

I agree wholeheartedly with the opinion stated in the article by Madera County Administrative Officer Eric Fleming that the report should be released and the county should not be paying for the DA's attorney.

I also agree with the opinions of Oakhurst attorney David Linn as written in his guest commentary about the situation in the same issue. The report about Mr. Keitz may well be forever hidden, but a vote of no confidence by the Madera County Board of Supervisors, along with an active search for a candidate to run against Mr. Keitz in the next election, would go a long way toward correcting a bad situation.

Dale Drozen, Clovis

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