As a former sherriff, you of all people should be aware of the fact that the only reason to plead guilty is because you are guilty. That is why the judge, prior to sentancing, asks you if you understand the charges. To come out now, giving alternate reasons for your plea and slinging mud shows weak character. You chose to plead guilty. That is both an acceptance and admission of guilt. Period. To plead guilty when you are innocent shows a lack of faith in our judicial system. What does that say to the people you arrested and helped convict? That there is no real due process? Perhaps you should look at the bigger picture before spouting off a fairly whiney and definately self serving letter in a public forum.
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