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Buncombe County Sheriff

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    Tracey Debruhl
    (Lib)

  • Shad L. Higgins
    (Rep)

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    Quentin Miller
    (Dem)

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What are some steps you would take to keep incarcerated individuals safe and connected to family members and the community? (40 words maximum)

What do you believe is the appropriate level of collaboration between federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Sheriff’s office? (30 words maximum)

Should NC cities and counties have the ability to establish community/civilian oversight boards with subpoena power? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

What policies do you support to help minimize racial bias in stops and searches (for example, mandatory consent-to-search or using data to flag high-disparity officer)? (briefly respond in 15 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) 13yrs Field Coordinator & Construction Operations largest land owners in US, 12 yr US Marine HQMC to Light Armored Recon. 16yrs studied under TN Training Sheriff.
Having seen both sides. This is not a major issue. We could allow more guests or visitations. But this can only be determined by the individual situation. I never saw a family member who didn't have the chance to see their family. If so? Come to me & we'll fix it
NO I don't believe in blind raids on ethnic communities. But I do recognize all Law Departments. If their to operate within our community? I will be involved as to how & why if they want cooperation
I will train & hold my officers accountable! U can have any group / legal action u like.
There will be 0 tolerance for any type of discrimination! Probable cause is part of the law.
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Experience (35 words max) Quentin was born and raised in Buncombe County. He served as a Sergeant with the Asheville Police Department from 1994 to 2018.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Patsy Keever, former Buncombe County Commissioner and State Representative. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Buncombe County Commissioner. Drew Reisinger, Buncombe County Register of Deeds
Seek diversion programs for low level, non-violent offenses to shrink our bloated prisons while protecting public safety, and reserve prisons for those who truly pose significant threats.

No-fee phone call for the incarcerated with no sanctions against them.
Let me be absolutely clear on this – I will not sign an 287g agreement with ICE.

Let me also say I support DREAMers. I hope our Congress can find a way to pass a DACA bill, I will publicly support it as Sheriff.
Support open discussion to establish oversight board and parameters for independent citizen review.
Yes, data-driven analysis is a must. I believe the true answer lies within training of officers.