County attorney quits, cites sheriff of bullying

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November 23, 2018 - 9:44 AM

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.”

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