Former Hockley County Sheriff David Kinney spoke out for the first time against accusations of misconduct and incompetence. Kinney told a crowd of supporters he's innocent of all the accusations.
Former Hockley County Sheriff David Kinney defended himself against accusations of corruption. More than fifty people came out to gazebo at the Levelland Courthouse to hear what Kinney had to say about being accused of misconduct and incompetence. Throughout his speech, he continued to say he stands for honor and integrity. He apologized for the actions of his men involved in the methamphetamine drug ring - the ones arrested back in July -- but he refused to take responsibility for their actions. Kinney says in his four years as sheriff he's restructred the jail and led county-wide crime watch programs that he hopes to continue because he refuses to resign.
"I still stand for pride, honor and integrity. But when it comes to politicians and some of these folks, I think I'm standing alone," says Kinney.
He first took office as sheriff in 2005, and has three years left on his term.