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As The Primary Approaches, Jackson County Sheriff Blasts The Conduct Of His Predecessor & Political Challenger

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Luke X. Martin
Jackson County, Missouri, Sheriff Darryl Forte during a visit to KCUR studios in November 2018.

Sheriff Darryl Forte wants to continue correcting mistakes made by his predecessor and political opponent, who resigned over an affair with an employee and, according to Forte, left the department in disarray.

Darryl Forte is running his reelection campaign against the man he replaced as sheriff two years ago. Forte said his priorities include hiring into the ranks and promoting more women and people of color, and stressed the importance of building relationships between law enforcement and the community.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.
Danie Alexander is the senior producer of Up To Date.