Republican candidate for sheriff Wes Barr says he believes opponent Jack Campbell violated Merit Commission rules by running for sheriff while actively serving in the department.
Barr retired last year just before launching his campaign, and contends that Campbell should have also taken a leave.
But Campbell says his position as Undersheriff exempts him from the Merit Commission rules.
Barr says Campbell was given that title for political reasons only.
The two candidates clashed during a live joint appearance Tuesday on 970 WMAY.