I read the Oct. 12 article on Fayette County constables and deputy constables and their lack of training with great interest. I do agree that they need as much training as any regular Lexington police office or deputy sheriff. With police authority comes great responsibility, and this should never be taken lightly.
But what I don’t get is that Fayette County Sheriff Kathy Witt, herself, has never graduated from any basic police academy training. Her training was in telecommunications.
So, in my humble opinion, she is in no position to comment on what a proper law-enforcement procedure is or is not. I would urge your reporters to seek comment in the future only from the law-enforcement community who have the basic training to answer such questions.
James Jeffrey Coleman