Malfeasance in office is often grounds for removal of an elected official either by statute or a recall election. But first you would need to prove the following:
1. The defendant is a public officer such as an elected Sheriff.
2. The defendant [Sheriff] must have been exercising his power as a public officer when he committed the act of malfeasance.
3. The defendant [Sheriff] was exercising targeted malice against an individual or party by abusing his power.
Abuse of power would include improper use of a criminal legal procedure for malicious or perverse reasons with the intent to gain an unfair or illegal advantage against a person or persons.
This will be a very expensive gamble for the VPSO. Funderbunk should have told Couvillon to fold five years ago. Everyone else knew I’d call his bluff.
My latest chapter does, indeed, prove beyond any doubt that Sheriff Couvillon is guilty of malfeasance in office… and that’s just for starters.
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