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Local officials call on Idaho sheriff to resign after he allegedly made disparaging comments about Native Americans

Members of a southeastern Idaho youth church group were being driven around by their chaperone last month,delivering Thanksgiving cards in the neighborhood to those they were thankful for when they decided last-minute to stop at the home of the county sheriff's house, according to a probable cause affidavit later in court.

Members of a southeastern Idaho youth church group were being driven around by their chaperone last month,delivering Thanksgiving cards in the neighborhood to those they were thankful for when they decided last-minute to stop at the home of the county sheriff’s house, according to a probable cause affidavit later in court.

Summary

  • What happened next outside the home of Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland has put the small Idaho community in the national spotlight.
  • Shortly afterward, Cox told investigators, she saw Rowland trying to wave her down with a gun in his other hand.
  • When detailing the threats, Rowland allegedly made disparaging comments to investigators about Native Americans.
  • “Sheriff Rowland lifted the gun and pointed it at Cox’s head while holding the gun approximately two inches from her forehead,” the affidavit said.
  • The affidavit says that Rowland told her to not ever do this again and that he could shoot her.