I’m sure many of you who read the recent Oregonian article about what Grant County Undersheriff Zach Mobley did to Jim Koitzsch would say yes. Especially when you read the part about Sheriff Palmer giving Mobley his blessing to arrest an innocent man.
It was only after the FBI and Oregon DOJ learned of Palmer’s support for and involvement with the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupiers that they legitimately began investigating Palmer; an elected law enforcement official who FOR YEARS has publicly said that he will not enforce laws that he believes are unconstitutional.
The good news is that the Palmer’s connection to a big national news story actually got the powers that be to investigate one of the most corrupt elected officials in Oregon. That investigation is prompting the media to look at other things that Palmer has done while in office and expose alleged wrongdoing.
The bad news? Go ask any number of Grant County/John Day residents about Palmer’s last four terms in office and what you will hear you will not believe.