Selective Law Enforcement In Josephine County?
Article reprinted from the Oregon Observer
Grants Pass, OR -- A neighbor dispute has escalated during the past four years to possibly life threatening dimensions. The sheriff’s office is alleged to have received up to 25 complaints from the harassed neighbor. The complaints include, alleged sexual harassment of a child, profanity, death threats, killing of dogs, rock throwing, exposure, interfering with a home business, stalking, intimidation, phone harassment, etc. Yet, when Deputy Cory L. Krauss, the Cave Junction Deputy, is contacted it is reported he shines the complainant on, and does nothing. Are the complaints of no merit, or does the sheriff's office want a confrontation to take place, for their own reasons? The complainant said deputies told his family that if they yelled back at the harasser they would be arrested. Could the alleged strange behavior of the deputies be due to the fact, that the complainant successfully sued the sheriff’s office in the past, and has a name well recognized by sheriff’s deputies?
Even if only one of these allegations holds up to investigation by the Oregon Observer, Josephine County could be subject to another lawsuit for failure to act in a timely manner. Over a month ago the county had more than 20-lawsuits pending. The county is self-insured, meaning the taxpayers pay the bill, win, or lose. For this reason a meeting with county commissioners is being scheduled. Deputy Krauss and the sheriff’s office will be given the opportunity to tell their side of the story. The Oregon Observer will keep our readers informed on this developing story.