It appears the voters where scared into voting for the incumbent Sheriff. As always, they get what they ask for. I have done what I could to raise the issues in this race because of the incumbents lack of vision and passion for the job, and his hypocrisy. The county attorney is still investigating his ethics violation, and I believe he will be found guilty, particularly after hearing from another person who was on the "cruise". I don't know if it rises to removal from office, but that is out of my hands.
Unfortunately, the mantra was "he's the lesser of two evils" and I feared this would get him back in office. People didn't voted for Luttrell even though he unapologetically took money from felons, indictees, shady characters - at the same time he was raining all over the deputies parade for visiting one. More accurately, they voted against French. I am so close to the situation, I couldn't vote for him, nor could I sit by and let a tyrant get reelected without saying something. Maybe he can learn that not all deputies are afraid to speak out against wrong.
Luttrell will continue running non effective "beer stings" that are paid for by the state, while doing nothing with his band of officers. Twelve officers in narcotics, and twelve in the gang clubs (you can't even call them bureaus due to their lack of numbers) and he has Fugitive whittled down to less than 50 officers. The department needs an additional 100 officers as soon as possible and someone who understands law enforcement in control. Oh well! Shelby County is hopelessly in a tailspin, I fear. Not that French would have been much better, but at least he wouldn't be terrorizing the deputies.