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More questions after EPSO reports released

More questions in EPSO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Private files made public - they are the internal affairs files on three commanders who have filed complaints against the sheriff's office.

KRDO Newschannel 13 requested those records at the urging of Vicki Maketa, the sheriff's wife.

The records show some of the deputies accusing the sheriff, have less than clean records themselves.

KRDO Newschannel 13's Greg Miller contacted Mrs. Maketa about how she knew about these reports on the deputies, but she would not answer his questions.

Internal affairs reports tend to be kept private.

But private details in the sheriff's office are now no longer private ... and many call it disturbing.

Commander Robert King signed the first EEOC complaint against Sheriff Maketa.

Turns out, he sent sexually explicit emails to an administrative assistant at another police department - something he's apologized for.

Same goes for two other officers who filed complaints against the Maketa.

The reports state Sgt. Michael Schaller sent explicit texts to a woman he pulled over in a traffic stop.

And Deputy Cliff Porter was reprimanded for "politicking at work".

The sheriff's office has been cast in a much different light now.

KRDO contacted the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for a reaction to the I.A. documents obtained.

The response? no comment.

We contacted pamela mackey, the attorney for Terry Maketa and she never returned our phone calls.

And despite all of the internal affairs reports that have been released, the personnel files we've requested on Sheriff Maketa, Dorene Carderelle and Tiffany Huntz, have not been carried out by the sheriff's office.

The public information officer, Lt. Kramer, never replied to our messages about that request either.

KRDO has only obtained the I.A. files on Paula Presley from 1989, nothing else.


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