‘I’ve received death threats:’ Henry County Sheriff speaks out about mass exodus at Sheriff’s Office

Scandrate, the first African American sheriff in Henry County history, spoke to Channel 2’s Tom Jones on Friday to address several concerns.

Henry County, Ga. Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandret says he has received death threats since becoming county sheriff in 2020.

Scandrate Spokes First African American Sheriff in Henry County History Channel 2 Tom Jones on Friday to address several concerns raised by former sheriff candidate Jim Cox on social media about the state of the department.

Cox wrote about the mass exodus from the sheriff’s office and expressed disapproval at Scandrate’s spending habits and leadership since becoming sheriff.

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Scandrate says people left because they said they disagreed with his vision and the high standards for prison.

“We had some people who said, quite frankly, we would never work for an African American sheriff,” Scandret said.

The sheriff said he had been replaced.

Scandrate says the prison requires about 30 people per shift to run, and they can currently only manage 25 employees.

Speaking to Jones, Scandrate refuted claims of overspending on sheriff amenities, such as a new shower with a Bluetooth speaker and a tricked-out truck.

Scandrate provided channel 2 Along with documents outlining your expenses.

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When he first arrived, Scandret said he found the prison in terrible condition and decided to give it a facelift when it arrives in 2020.

Scandrate said he is focused on bringing the sheriff’s office up to standard and debunks false narratives that people enjoy spreading.

“We’re not going to embrace it,” Scandret said. “We’re not going to chase those narratives. We’re running towards a level of excellence.”

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