Limestone County sheriff facing ethics investigation

Limestone County sheriff facing ethics investigation

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Ethics Commission is moving forward with an ethics complaint against Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely

A commission spokesman said they found probable cause to believe Blakely violated the Alabama Ethics Act. They voted 4-0, with the chairman abstaining, to refer the matter to the Alabama attorney general’s office.

The nature of the complaint is not known, as it was discussed in executive session.

Blakely did not discuss the allegation but said he disagrees with the ethics commission’s findings. He feels the attorney general’s office investigation will exonerate him.

“Well, quite naturally, I want to disagree with this ethics commission’s ruling. I look forward to being vetted by the attorney general’s office, and I’m very confident that once that happens that we’ll be exonerated" he said.

Blakely referred all other questions to his attorney.

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