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1 week 4 days 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...

1 year 3 months ago

Sheriffs to sue over gun laws

COLORADO SPRINGS - A majority of Colorado Sheriffs have joined together in a lawsuit to try and block two of the state's new gun laws from taking effect. In all, 37 of the 64 county sheriffs in the state, including El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, are filing the civil...

1 year 3 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

3 years 7 months ago

Judge: EPC jail can't limit inmate mail

DENVER (AP) - A judge has ordered the El Paso County jail to halt its policy of restricting inmates' outgoing mail to postcards after a legal challenge of the policy on constitutional grounds. The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado was granted a preliminary injunction Monday blocking enforcement of...

3 years 11 months ago

Maketa wins in landslide

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa won the Republican Primary for re-election Tuesday night in a landslide victory capturing 73 percent of the vote over his challenger, Monument Police Chief Jake Shirk. The victory caps off an eventful primary contest that began in mid-January with Maketa's announcement that he...

4 years 2 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...

4 years 6 months ago

Maketa says he's ready to move on

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa is ready to move on to other career opportunities. The 22 year veteran of the sheriff's office made the surprise announcement Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in the fall. While not specifically saying what job offers he's been given, Maketa said...

4 years 6 months ago

Sheriff Maketa will not seek re-election

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa announced Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in office this November. In a prepared statement released Wednesday morning Maketa said it was with a "heavy heart" that he came to his decision. "I have been approached with several opportunities...

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