Sarasota News Leader

06/21/2013

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A LAW ENFORCEMENT QUAGMIRE The Sarasota County Commission meets earlier this year in Sarasota. File photo THE SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF SAYS DEPUTIES ARE BEING CALLED MORE AND MORE FREQUENTLY TO HANDLE SITUATIONS IN THE CITY OF SARASOTA, INCLUDING NOISE-MONITORING COMPLAINTS By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor If the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office con- than we have in the previous four-plus years I tinues to respond to more and more requests have been sheriff," he told the commission. "I to assist with situations in the city of Sara- can assure you we will be rescuing them again sota — especially in the northern part of the in the future." city — the Sheriff's Office might as well take over responsibility for that area, Sheriff Tom "That's going to have to be addressed as soon as possible," said Commissioner Joe Barbetta. Knight told the Sarasota County CommisIn an interview afsion during its regular ter his presentation The bad guys are running back meeting on June 18. to the county board, "I can assure you we have rescued the City of Sarasota more in the past two months and forth across jurisdictional lines. Col. Stephen Moyer Deputy Chief Sarasota Police Department Knight stressed to The Sarasota News Leader that his two primary concerns are the safe-

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