A year later he was charged with an unknown "local charge." That charge was also dismissed following the completion of a diversion program in March 2009, the Arizona Daily Star reported."
I suspect we will learn more about what exactly they did and didnt know. CBS news reports at least 5 run ins. There have been reports that he had called in death threats and police were aware of them but I have no way of knowing if that is hype or fact. It will be interesting to see what we learn about what the police did or did not know. WHat we DO know is that as the sherriff he KNEW who the shooter was..there was no reason to go conducting a manhunt since they already had him. Doing a most BASIUC background check would have revealed LE contact. So the fact remains...the sherriff went on national TV not once but numerous times and used the tragic killing of others as a springboard to launch lies and baseless attacks.