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Now – this is even more amazing considering that he has the editor of the Press-Enterprise in his back pocket and other outlets are afraid of him. You will note that all of these headlines are in the Desert Sun (Who, amazingly endorsed Sniff for re-election!)
Sniff Short $59 Million
Violent crime was up 6.3%
The largest shortfall was in Sheriff Stan Sniff’s budget which is estimated at $40 million in the red. DS 2/11/15
Largest gap [is] in the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department which is in a $19.4 million deficit.
Audit: $100M deficit points to sheriff’s office in Riverside County
DS 3/25/13 (headline)
the sheriff’s department is staring at a $43 million deficit. DS 11/5/14
Violent crime -including homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault – climbed 3.5%. DS 2/27/15
In the past 2 1/2 years, 21,824 inmates have been released before completing their sentences or having their cases adjudicated, according to Sheriff Stan Sniff Jr.
Sniff short $50M
Sniff said he has dissolved the Cold Case Homicide Team, cut staff dedicated to auto theft, off-road details and permitted patrol operations in unincorporated to whither. DS 6/20/17
He [Sniff] said without increased outlays, the department will have no choice but to partially or fully close stations or other facilities…