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Florida Sheriff Arrested After Defending Second Amendment

• Prison Planet
 A Florida sheriff who believes in the Second Amendment was charged Tuesday for removing the arrest file of a suspect held on an unconstitutional gun charge but later released.
Liberty County Sheriff Nicholas Finch, 50, was booked in his own jail Tuesday with one count of official misconduct by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The FDLE accuses Finch covering up the arrest of Floyd Eugene Parrish after releasing him from the Liberty County Jail. Parrish had been arrested for carrying a concealed firearm without a license, a third-degree felony in Florida.

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In most state CONstitutions the county sheriffs are the highest law enforcement officials in the state and their respective county.  Two federal district courts of appeals have ruled that they can exclude the federal government LEOs form operating within their county without their permission.  I suspect Florida has a similar provision in their CONsitution seeing as it is a fairly old state.  That would mean the state police has no authority to arrest a sheriff without an arrest warrant signed by a state judge.