The standards board removed Fischer, who had beforehand been Adams County sheriff for 17 years, on Sept. 8 from the $156,780 job after receiving the inspector normal’s report. Such reviews are by legislation stored confidential until launched by the Government Ethics Fee, though reviews that result in termination of employment should be launched inside 60 days.
The inspector normal’s investigation discovered that three hours after the board accepted a $10,000 donation from Buffett in January 2019 for a canine coaching program, Fischer issued a coaching waiver to permit Buffett to function a part-time undersheriff and a certificates to turn into a part-time legislation enforcement officer.
“Certification of legislation enforcement officer standing, particularly contemplating the numerous public curiosity in sustaining integrity in that course of, shouldn’t be minimized nor ought to or not it’s supplied based mostly on somebody’s potential to financially contribute … to the legislation enforcement group,” the report stated.
The report beneficial the board develop requirements relating to conflicts of curiosity.
Makes an attempt to contact Fischer on numbers listed in his title have been unsuccessful. In a written response to the inspector, he stated the report failed “to state any established rule, regulation, statute, and even norm I one way or the other violated. My efficiency ought to be measured in opposition to identified, goal and accepted requirements.”