- Associated Press - Thursday, May 29, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - El Paso County commissioners want Sheriff Terry Maketa to resign amid allegations of misconduct and sexual affairs with his subordinates.

The Gazette (http://bit.ly/1hhhrIp ) reports that commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to ask Maketa to resign immediately.

Commissioner Amy Lathen says the accusations against the sheriff have disrupted the department. They include allegations that he had affairs with women who worked for him, was verbally abusive and mismanaged his budget.

Maketa has rejected calls for his resignation and denied the accusations. As an elected official, he can only be removed through a recall vote.

Three of Maketa’s commanders submitted allegations naming three women they said had sexual relationships with Maketa. The women, all of whom remain on duty, have denied having a sexual relationship with Maketa, who is married.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com