Judge denies injunction, but takes sheriff’s side

Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick

A Portage County judge ruled last week against Clark County Sheriff Greg Herrick’s request for a court injunction to block the county’s Law Enforcement Committee from denying Herrick use of a new pickup truck squad vehicle.
At the same time, Judge Thomas Eagon said the committee has no authority to prevent Herrick’s use of the new vehicle because a sheriff has certain constitutional powers that supersede county authority.
During an April 1 teleconference hearing in the Clark County Courthouse, Eagon denied Herrick’s injunction request, saying that no “irreparable harm” would result from delaying Herrick’s use of the Dodge 1500 truck, which the sheriff’s department ordered for $34,795 from Urban Motors in Neillsville last fall.

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