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Sheriff can fire deputy who supported opponent (access required)

Where a sheriff terminated a deputy sheriff who supported the sheriff’s opponent during the re-election campaign, he did not violate the law. Background This case arises from Sheriff Michael L. Chapman’s decision not to reappoint Mark F. McCaffrey as a deputy sheriff in Loudoun County. In response, McCaffrey sued Chapman, Loudoun County and its Board of Supervisors. McCaffrey ...