Sheriff Clarke Issues Statement On Parking in Handicap Space
Sheriff Clarke issued a statement on Thursday for parking in a handicap space on Veterans Day at the War Memorial.
I pulled up in front of the War Memorial, got out of my squad car and directed a Captain to move the vehicle and properly park it. That order was not followed. When I came out of the Veterans Day event and noticed the vehicle still there and found out that my order was not followed, I ordered a county citation be written on the vehicle. Citation # 755472.
I paid the fine of $35 and since the city parking fine exceeded that ($200) I made a personal donation to an organization that works with the disabled. That $235 total exceeds the city parking violation. I would rather the money go to a private org working with the disabled than to government. I have copies of all receipts.
The rules are the same for my squad as any car except in an emergency or official business but not in a handicap area.
In addition I ordered an internal investigation for my order not being followed.
That is inexcusable.