Is the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigating the supporters of “dirtyelder.com” under the direction of Sheriff Bill Elder?
It was brought to our attention by multiple sources that Sgt. Cliff Porter, who is in charge of major crimes investigations at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, has been, and is actively investigating who is responsible for “dirtyelder.com”. We find this interesting because Bill Elder was quoted as saying they would not investigate the website because it was a first amendment right and not a crime (read story). So, is Cliff Porter taking it upon himself to investigate or is he under orders from Bill Elder? As a sworn law enforcement officer and employee can Porter initiate his own investigations? Why is Porter accusing individuals of being involved with the website and saying “they” have proof? (Who are “they”) So is the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office conducting an investigation? Are they writing search warrants and assigning investigators? What do they intend to do if they find out? Are they going to go after or intimidate the company hosting/running our website? Is Sgt Porter, who has been accused in the past of violating the constitutional rights of multiple people, acting alone; or is he under the direction of Bill Elder?
Who is running the Sheriff’s Office? Is Bill Elder really in charge? He keeps saying one thing and his staff keeps doing something else. Elder took an oath to obey the law; is he going to?
Bill Elder might want to read the following Colorado State Statue before he initiates an investigation and starts assigning staff. We have committed no crime; we are just exercising our 1st amendment rights. If ANY EPSO staff is “investigating” us they are committing a crime, violating our 1st amendments rights, and showing more evidence of corruption. We have consulted with legal counsel and are documenting everything for a possible lawsuit.
18-8-404. First Degree Official Misconduct
(1) A public servant commits first degree official misconduct if, with intent to obtain a benefit for the public servant or another or maliciously to cause harm to another, he or she knowingly:
(a) Commits an act relating to his office but constituting an unauthorized exercise of his official function; or
(b) Refrains from performing a duty imposed upon him by law; or
(c) Violates any statute or lawfully adopted rule or regulation relating to his office.