Dennis Byrd

January 16, 2011 by staff 

Dennis Byrd, The two investigators under former Attorney Dennis Byrd”-Joyce summers and Melanie Young – was not asked to stay when Schalk took office. Schalk told the council he wants investigators to have law enforcement training and be able to work with police in the area. He said he has aligned Todd Stinson, a State of Indiana soldier who worked in Floyd County, and Ross Rafferty, an experienced police officer and former employee of Aztar casino surveillance, to fill the positions.

Seelye said Tuesday that he intended to offer the position to part-time investigator for Dean Ashcraft, a retired veteran of 28 years Louisville Metro Police who worked 12 years as a homicide detective.

Both requests were approved unanimously.

After the meeting, new GOP Chairman Gary Davis, a former accountant, said he supported the request because he is eager to help people clean up the problems that arose during the tenure of the Former Sheriff Mike Deatrick, who faces 10 charges of sexual misconduct investigation into alleged.

Sheriff Rodney Seelye, for example, asked the Council to let him hire a part-time instead of filling the position prison matron. He said he intends to use part of this wage increase to pay his first deputy, Wayne Kessinger.

The matron in 2011 and is scheduled to receive 33,808, while the deputy leader – the second captain in the sheriff – is to receive and 40,756. By law, the County Council holds the purse strings and adopts the annual budget for the county and the wage order, the determination of rates of pay for each year post.

The board agreed to allow the investigator to pay Seelye and 25,000 and add the rest of 8808 and increase the wages Kessinger nearly $ 49,600.

Similarly, the Prosecutor Otto Schalk asked the Commission for permission to abolish the post of deputy prosecutor at trial and use the money to increase the salaries of two investigators and 40,000 each. The current salary is 31,450 and 30,846 and for one and another.

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