Local sheriff's office violated federal act - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Local sheriff's office violated federal act

(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is investigating an email that was sent out announcing his bid for reelection.

According to sources, an email was sent announcing a campaign event for Oldham using his work email.

That is a direct violation of a federal act which mandates government employee resources cannot be used for political benefit.

Public affairs officer Chip Washington immediately recalled the email and said it was sent by mistake.

"I'm now examining all the policies and protocols to determine the appropriate action that will be taking in that particular incident. We also will be putting a reminder our to all of our employees that political activity has no place in the workplace," said Sheriff Oldham.

Although Oldham is hopeful for a second term, he is proud of the things he and his team accomplished in the past three years.

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