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8 months 2 weeks ago

Maketa Recall Effort to Meet Saturday Deadline

As of Friday night, petitioners believe they probably have enough signatures to get a recall question surrounding Sheriff Terry Maketa on the November ballot. The deadline to turn in the 44,387 signatures needed is 1:00pm Saturday. This all stems from accusations of sexual favoritism and department mis-management by Sheriff...

9 months 4 weeks ago

Part 1: Emails obtained by News 5 indicate Sheriff Maketa had sexual relations with comptroller

News 5 was first to obtain internal documents from the Sheriff's Office that discounts Sheriff Terry Maketa's claims that he did not have an inappropriate relationship with the the department's chief financial officer. Maketa faces allegations of mismanaging his office, having relationships with subordinates and county employees, and possible...

3 years 6 months ago

Sheriff temporarily halts "till taps"

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has temporarily halted his deputies from taking money from the cash registers and safes of local businesses in a practice known as "till taps." Colorado law permits sheriff's deputies to execute court ordered Writs of Execution to collect money on behalf of the court....

4 years 10 months ago

Jail breaks recent trend

For the first time in more than a decade, El Paso County jail officials say they're seeing a decrease in the number of inmates and the length of their stays. "We figure for every two days we cut off of the average length of stay that saves us 140...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Sheriff Maketa under fire and firing back

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa's coming under fire over management decisions made in his office, but Maketa's firing back. Questions were raised in the Colorado Springs Independent about 3 employees who appear to have received special treatment from Maketa. One employee posted nude pictures of herself on several internet...

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