A scathing audit of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO)
suggests former Sheriff Simon Leis crippled technological developments,
stacked leadership positions with political cronies and still kept his
staff fiercely loyal during his 25-year reign over the sheriff’s office.
Homeless advocates gathered in front of
the Hamilton County Courthouse on Oct. 16 to speak out against the
county sheriff’s attempts to evict homeless people sleeping at the
courthouse and Hamilton County Justice Center and threaten jail time.
Mayoral candidate John Cranley says he
would reject an endorsement from the Coalition Opposed to Additional
Spending and Taxes (COAST), a conservative group formed in 1999 with a
history of anti-LGBT causes.