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Associated Press, Published July 25 2012

Stark County sheriff hears complaints at hearing about his performance

DICKINSON, N.D. — Critics of Stark County Sheriff Clarence Tuhy say he is hostile to co-workers and can't get along with people in the county's emergency dispatch center.

The Stark County Commission has asked Gov. Jack Dalrymple to remove Tuhy from office. Former state district judge William Hodny is presiding at a hearing in Dickinson.

Stark County Commissioner Duane Wolf says there has been friction between Tuhy and the county's emergency 911 coordinator. The coordinator says several dispatchers complained about "sexual innuendos." She says nobody has filed a sexual harassment complaint against the sheriff.

Wolf says the commission has had arguments with Tuhy over his purchase of a vehicle and two sniper rifles.

A sheriff's detective says Stark County deputies haven't been getting needed firearms training.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.