Kansas prosecutor to resign, calls sheriff a 'bully'
November 22, 2018
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor is planning to resign, saying the sheriff has been acting like a "bully" since he was acquitted of a misdemeanor for allegedly slapping a handcuffed man.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Barton County Attorney Amy Schartz Mellor said in a news release Tuesday that she plans to step down next month. The release cites a letter from Sheriff Brian Bellendir that states his intention to try to have Mellor removed from office.
After Bellendir's acquittal last week, he called the case a "politically motivated witch hunt."
The defense said Bellendir slapp...