Oklahoma sheriff retires, drops civil lawsuit against county
October 4, 2017
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff has dropped his lawsuit against county commissioners and says he's retiring.
Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester didn't cite a reason for his decision to retire in his announcement Monday, the Norman Transcript reported. In a letter, he told county commissioners that his retirement is effective immediately.
"I got a texted and emailed (a) letter where Joe is resigning immediately with his signature, and our attorneys were contacted by his attorney saying that he is dismissing the lawsuit," said Darry Stacy, a county commissioner.