Beaver County Sheriff George David Pleads The Fifth At Hearing

sheriff-george-davidBeaver Countian file photo from December 2011 Swearing In Ceremony

Beaver County Sheriff George David pleaded his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination at a hearing being held today in front of Senior Erie County Judge John Bozza.

Assistant Beaver County Solicitor Bernie Rabik called Sheriff David to the stand as a hostile witness in the case. “I recommend Sheriff David not answer any questions [...] pursuant to the Fifth Amendment,” Sheriff’s Solicitor Myron Sainovich told Judge Bozza shortly after David took the stand. The judge subsequently excused Sheriff David from having to testify.

Judge Bozza is hearing testimony in the lawsuit filed against Sheriff David by the County Commissioners, who are seeking an injunction to prevent David from having his Deputies perform private security services for outside entities.

The Beaver Countian will provide complete coverage of today’s proceedings later tonight.

UPDATE: Judge: Sheriff’s Office Violating State Law

Note: In the interest of full disclosure, the Beaver Countian has released a statement regarding an incident involving Sheriff George David and this reporter.

 

15 comments

  1. Sad thing about all of this is that they all will get re-elected come next election cycle. The sheple in this county have very short memories. All you need is a D next to your name.

  2. Why does a man with nothing to hide plead the fifth?

    I guess it’s different if you are a Franklin avenue bookie or the elected sheriff of a County.

    Or is it?

  3. @Ernst , why vote them out fit doing the right thing finally and I lost count how many times the controller had caught peoples hands in the cookie jar , I love it then the sitting sheriff plead the fifth to answer about it hooky shit

  4. I thought Myron recused himself due to a conflict of interest. I am sick of these egomaniacs wasting my tax dollars on their little power trips. It is really unfortunate that there is no provision in Pennsylvania to recall an elected official.

    He is afraid of incriminating himself….that says it all right there.

  5. I thought our sheriff said no judge or any one else was going to tell him what to do. He took the 5th on the grounds that he would not incriminate himself, because he knew he was breaking the law…..and got caught he wasn’t such a tuff guy in front of the judge, good job comissioners and controller Dave Rossi now lets see what happens…..

  6. WE NEED TO GET EVERY ONE OF THESE GUYS KICKED OUT OF OFFICE….. THE CONTROLLLER, THE SOLICITOR, THE COMMISSIONERS, AND THE SHERIFF. THE AMOUNT OF TAXPAYER TIME AND MONEY THEY’RE WASTING IS CRIMINAL. IF SIX GUYS CAN’T SIT DOWN IN A ROOM AND DISCUSS THE CINEMARK DEAL, THE OVERTIME, THE PRIVATE SECURITY, ETC…IN A CALM RATIONALSENSIBLE STYLE, THEY NEED TO ALL BE IMPEACHED!

  7. The old ppl in this county think they can do what they want to bc the ppl whom live here don’t care get ur heads outta the sand.

  8. This is a Belated Christmas present , sitting sheriff takes the fifth amendment, TAKES THE FIFTH AMENDMENT

    WHEELS ARE GETTING WOBBLY FASTER NOW

    THE HEARING WAS ABOUT HIM AND LEADERSHIP. GEE OH MY GRAND JURY LIVING THIS

  9. this is getting old really quick!!!! is there an impeachment process for a dirty sherriff?

  10. I’m just curious how having a police presence at a movie theatre, football games, fairs, and festivals are a waste of tax payer money….. As a tax payer I’m happy to pay for the added piece of mind…especially in the wake of sandy hook….I wouldn’t mind seeing them in our schools having three children myself…. I don’t believe he’s thumbing his nose at anyone I believe that Sheriff David believes he’s doing what’s right. He was elected the same as all of our elected officials county wide, elected by our piers and we are entrusting him with the safety of our friends and love ones. And while I respect everyone’s opinion it’s all pure speculation….I’ve seen his brother mentioned…what does that have to do with anything….no one really knows what’s going on and our system is what it is and is the best we have….let it run its course and trust that the outcome was fair and impartial… And if your not satisfied run for office and change things that’s the beauty of living in America.

    • Um, when you are bookie and your Brother is the elected county Sheriff it has everything to do with everything. I’m just sayin…

  11. Hey Quippian it is spelled “peers” unless of course you want to jump.

  12. That’s what happens when you use swype on a cell phone and it corrects

  13. If taking the fifth protects one against self incrimination doesn’t it also act as an admission one has committed a crime? Dennis McKee

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